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lets just start from the beginning and re time the engine,,it is no big deal
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2.7L and 3.0L Engines
The timing belt MUST be properly routed-2.7L engine
FIG : Following this routing diagram when installing the timing belt-3.0L engine
Do not use the covers to store removed items.
This is an excellent time to check or replace the water pump. Even if the timing belt is only being replaced as part of a good maintenance schedule, consider replacing the pump at the same time.
FIG : Crankshaft timing belt sprocket alignment mark locations-2.7L and 3.0L engines
FIG : Left camshaft timing belt sprocket alignment mark location-2.7L and 3.0L engines
: Rear camshaft timing belt sprocket alignment mark location-2.7L and 3.0L engines
Inspect both sides of the timing belt. Replace the belt with a new one if any of the following conditions exist:
Hardening of the rubber-back side is glossy without resilience and leaves no indentation when pressed with a fingernail Cracks on the rubber backing Cracks or peeling of the canvas backing Cracks on rib root Cracks on belt sides Missing teeth or chunks of teeth Abnormal wear of belt sides-the sides are normal if they are sharp, as if cut by a knife.
FIG : Never bend or twist a timing belt excessively, and do not allow solvents, antifreeze, gasoline, acid or oil to come into contact with the belt
all you need to do is align the marks..it will be right..you dont have a compression stroke until the belt is on
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