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timing belt cam align with crank??

Old 11-30-2012, 10:20 AM
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Default timing belt cam align with crank??

So when i rotate the engine to TDC on the crank. ( havent put pin in yet) the cam locking bar cannot be installed. I need to rotate the crank about 4 degrees to get the cam locking bar on. ????? Should i just adjust the cam and instal the bar then take the belt off and move the crank back and then install pin?

car ran fine but the timing does not like up.

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:45 AM
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No. What you should do is get the crank to the point that you can install the crank lock, and then loosen the sprockets on the cams and then use the cam bar to move one of the cams so that they both line up and the bar can be installed. Then slowly compress the hydraulic tensioner, and after is it compressed apply 15Nm of force to get the correct tension on the timing belt. Then bolt the cam sprockets back down to (I think) 55Nm. Then your timing will be set correctly.
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Do EXACTLY what james said....same thing happened to me. However, before you apply the 15NM to the belt, you're supposed to release the tensioner.... not compress it. Then, after you rotate the crank, the mark on the crank will not be in the same place as it was when you bolted on the harmonic balancer...at least it wasn't for me....no matter how many times I tried. It was always a degree or two clockwise. Car seems to run fine now. One more thing.....after loosening cam sprockets, make sure they DO NOT WOBBLE AT ALL!!!! Leave them tightened down enough as to where they won't tilt or wobble and at the same time they can be turned with a little force. I put mine all back to together and the cam sprockets were wobbling bad because I didn't do this. Good Luck.
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