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CAUTION: Take care not to deform the engine oil pan.
NOTE: Rotate the crankshaft clockwise and align the timing mark to get the No. 1 cylinder's piston be in TDC position (compression stroke). At this time, the timing marks of the camshaft sprocket and cylinder head cover should coincide with each other.
NOTE: When re-using timing belt, make sure of marking the rotating direction on the belt so as to install correctly. INSPECTION
CAUTION: Belts in good condition seem to be cut by a sharp knife.
Initial stage Wearing of side face of load exerting tooth (Fabric puff up, rubber material peel off with color changing to white and fabric become uneven and rough). Last stage Fabric wearing of side face of load exerting tooth occurs and rubber is exposed (Length between teeth decrease.).
INSTALLATION METHOD OF INSTALLING TIMING BELT AND AUTO TENSIONER
NOTE: Confirm if timing marks coincide with. CAUTION: Align the spacer with a pin, and assemble it exerting even force not to deform the crankshaft sensing blade.
CAUTION: When installing camshaft sprocket, tighten the bolt holding hexagonal part of camshaft to prevent it from turning.
CAUTION: At this time the auto tensioner's set pin should be assembled completely.
HOW TO ADJUST TIMING BELT TENSION
CAUTION: This is "leak down" time for the auto tensioner rod to protrude 1 mm when tension caused by rotation of the crankshaft has changed.
NOTE: If it is not within the specified range, repeat from procedure 6 as service procedure of timing belt and auto tensioner installation method.