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Hello, my name isXXXXX reading your post, I can tell you that everything there is correct. How can I help you, exactly? Could you use a diagram, or the written procedure?
No problem. The book procedure is confusing until you've done one. Basically, put the timing mark of the crank sprocket straight down. This will put the keyway at about 11 o'clock position. Put the sprocket with the 'R' on the right (passenger side) of the engine, and the L on the drivers (left) side. The diagram I will include gives a good picture of the approximate angles. It won't line up perfectly. The position isn't as important as the links on the chains are. One link goes right in line with the crankshaft sprocket mark. A little dab of paint on both and a mirror do wonders for this. Install the chain with the slack on the tensioner side and make sure the other colored links line up with the mark on the camshaft sprocket. You will likely have to use a ratchet and a 15mm socket to move the camshaft a little to get it to line up. When it's correct, install the pivoting chain guide, then tensioner, and remove the tensioner clip to pop it open into the guide. Recheck your marks, repeat for the other side, recheck both, and make sure to put the trigger wheel for the crank sensor back on before the timing cover. Rolling the engine over to recheck the marks is a waste because the links roll around and won't line up again for a very long time.
I should also tell you, many people replace the phasers for sticking, or p0021, p0022 codes without checking for a possible oil delivery concern. It's a good idea while the valve covers are off to remove the front camshaft thrust caps and blow through the oil feed with compressed air. Also remove another cap furthur back (your choice) to look for damage, scoring, etc. The phasers often fail due to metal, sludge, or oil filter debris caught inside them.
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NOTE: Make sure the upper half of the timing chain is below the tensioner arm dowel.
NOTE: The LH timing chain tensioner arm has a bump near the dowel hole for identification.
NOTE: The lower half of the timing chain must be positioned above the tensioner arm dowel.
NOTE: The camshaft phaser and sprocket will be stamped with one of the illustrated timing marks for the RH camshaft.