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Remove the number one spark plug (first one passenger side) and stick you finger over the spark plug hole and have a helper bump the engine over in short bumps. As the piston starts coming up on the compression stroke you will feel air pumping out (this is the compression stroke) Then Look at the harmonic balancer and when it get to Zero degrees it must align with the pointer on the timing cover. This is Top Dead center.