I got the old sprocket off, but timing marks are off

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by 99trooper, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. 99trooper

    99trooper Guest

    Hello again,

    I got the old broken cam sprocket off of the front half (2.5l v6) that
    broke when I put something in between the spokes of the sprocket to stop
    the engine from turning while trying to get the crank pully off.

    Ok so now my timing marks are off, and the engine is NOT at TDC... I am
    going to reinstall the old timing belt after I get my new cam
    gear/sprocket (so I can get the engine to TDC before installing the new
    belt and tensioner back on), but can I move the cams (how else can I line
    it up?)where they should be in order to line up timeing with the crank
    mark, and if I do, what will happen?

    Thanks, sorry for the long messages... I'm worried now!
    99trooper, Oct 3, 2005
  2. 99trooper

    hyundaitech Guest

    Just line up all the timing marks on the individual sprockets. You don't
    need to put the old timing belt back on. First, turn the crank gently.
    It'll stop if you start to hit a valve. Then do the same with each of the
    cams. The rear cam will want to spring away if you stray too much from the
    desired position.
    hyundaitech, Oct 3, 2005
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