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Have a 1997 Dodge Neon

The crankshaft gear arrow pointing to the arrow on the block is correct.
The camshaft gears have a line on a tooth that lines up with each other is also correct however the manual I have (Haynes) say's nothing about dots on the engine block.

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  • chrismue Aug 11, 2008

    You have two camshaft gears which are lining up with each other and the only thing you can see behind the gears is the timing belt cover, and I didn't see anything behind them for marking.

    Here is a picture from the book I am working with not to good be the one I took of gears are to large to load. Hope this helps.



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Wait, I am confused by the camshaft. You have two camshaft gears which are lining up with each other? Can you please expand on this. The engine should have two dots above each cam gear (not directly above) and the gear tooth line should line up in between both dots. Two dots for each gear. Lining these up and getting the tensioner back in can take several tries. Please clarify again the camshaft markings and possibly take a picture for me with the markings.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Aug 11, 2008

    Oh, I'm sorry, I work on 6 and 8 cylinders primarily, you are right about the two gears. Well, I would then think that perhaps the gears got loosened and are off by a little bit causing the engine to run poorly



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