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2006 forenza: i repaced my timing belt

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I repaced my timing belt on a 2006 forenza and Somehow? I must have moved the
gears? I need to know how to time this vehicle?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  brownjeff replied 5 years ago.

The notch in the crank pulley points down and the line on the cam gears are up.....

 

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
ok no problem, I will need to know all the info you can give me on timing it?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
this is with no.1 tdc correct?
Expert:  brownjeff replied 5 years ago.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the Manifold Air Temperature (MAT) sensor connector.
  3. Disconnect the air cleaner outlet hose from the throttle body.
  1. Disconnect the breather tube from the camshaft cover.
  2. Remove the air cleaner housing bolts.
  3. Remove the air cleaner housing.
  4. Remove the right front wheel.

 

  1. Remove the right front wheel well splash shield.
  2. Remove the serpentine accessory drive belt.
  3. Remove the crankshaft pulley bolts.
  4. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
  • Remove the right engine mount bracket.
  • Remove the front timing belt cover bolts.
  •  

    Remove the front timing belt cover.

     

  • Using the crankshaft gear bolt, rotate the crankshaft clockwise until the timing mark on the crankshaft gear is aligned with the notch at the bottom of the rear timing belt cover.
  •  

    1. Align the camshaft gears with the notch on the camshaft cover.
    2. Remove the timing belt.

    Loosen the automatic tensioner bolt. Turn the hex-key tab to relieve belt tension. Installation

     

  • Align the timing mark on the crankshaft gear with the notch on the bottom of the rear timing belt cover.
  •  

  • Align the timing marks on the camshaft gears, using the intake gear mark for the intake gear and the exhaust gear mark for the exhaust gear.
  •  

    1. Install the timing belt.
    2. Turn the hex-key tab in a clockwise direction to tension the belt. Turn until the pointer aligns with the notch.
    3. Install the automatic tensioner bolt. Tighten: Tighten the automatic tensioner bolt to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.) .
    4. Rotate the crankshaft two full turns clockwise using the crankshaft pulley bolt.
    1. Recheck the automatic tensioner pointer.
    2. Install the front timing belt cover.
    3. Install the front timing belt cover bolts. Tighten: Tighten the front timing belt cover bolts to 6 Nm (53 inch lbs.) .
    1. Install the right engine mount bracket.
    2. Install the crankshaft pulley.
    3. Install the crankshaft pulley bolts. Tighten: Tighten the crankshaft pulley bolts to 20 Nm (15 ft. lbs.) .
    4. Install the serpentine accessory drive belt.
    5. Install the right front wheel well splash shield.
    6. Install the right front wheel.
    7. Install the air cleaner housing.
    1. Install the air cleaner housing bolts. Tighten: Tighten the air cleaner housing bolts to 10 Nm (89 inch lbs.) .
    2. Connect the air cleaner outlet hose to the throttle body.
    3. Connect the breather tube to the camshaft cover.
    4. Connect the MAT sensor connector.

    Connect the negative battery cable.

    Customer: replied 5 years ago.

    which cylinder is no1 again im not a mechanic but standing in front of it would it be

    1st one on left or right?

    Expert:  brownjeff replied 5 years ago.
    Number one is the front cylinder. The one closest to the belt.
    Customer: replied 5 years ago.
    Thank You
    Expert:  brownjeff replied 5 years ago.

    Your welcome......

     

    Good Luck,

     

    JB

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