Originally Posted by Kris Hansen
Exactly. If you follow PART of it, you have to follow ALL of it. The engine really cares where the cams are in relation to the crank, and it is nigh on impossible to mount up a belt without the cam holders at the very least. I've done it without locking the CRANK on a V6 and V8, but NEVER without locking the cams.
Ok. So I have the cam locks now. I just hope I'm not too late to get it all lined back up. If I get the locks on and my crankshaft is TDC according to the mark on the lower timing belt cover, am I back on track? I'm going to have to turn the camshafts by hand from the gears, which is not easy but if I get them all back to original spots and the locks fit on am I ok?
Feeling very lost right now. Def should have started with these locks but just didn't have the money to purchase or rent ($500 deposit from blauparts) initially. In desperate need of some assistance. Thanks in advance.