Should the camshaft drive belt/timing belt jump timing by a tooth or two, the engine could still run; but very poorly. To visually check for correct timing of the crankshaft, auxiliary shaft, and the camshaft follow this procedure:
There is an access plug provided in the cam drive belt cover so that the camshaft timing cam be checked without moving the drive belt cover.
Never turn the crankshaft of any of the overhead cam engines in the opposite direction of normal rotation. Backward rotation of the crankshaft may cause the timing belt to slip and alter the timing.
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
Fig. Fig. 1: Timing belt cover on the 2.3L and 2.5L engine
Fig. Fig. 2: Timing belt assembly on the 2.3L and 2.5L engine
Fig. Fig. 3: Releasing the timing belt tensioner using a special tool
Always turn the engine in the normal direction of rotation. Backward rotation may cause the timing belt to jump time, due to the arrangement of the belt tensioner.
The spring cannot be used to set belt tension; a wrench must be used on the tensioner assembly.
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