How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask marcpod Your Own Question

marcpod
marcpod, owner of collision repair advice
Category: Mazda
Satisfied Customers: 2862
Experience:  BASF, i-car, 18 yrs exp/collision/ mechanical/ licensed adjsuter
17579256
Type Your Mazda Question Here...
marcpod is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Mazda 6 how do you set the time on a 2006 mazda 6 2.3l non

Customer Question

how do you set the time on a 2006 mazda 6 2.3l non turbo? i cant find any marks on the crank pulley or camshafts. i have already made sure the #1 cylinder is at tdc but cant set the cams till i figure out how they should line up?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  marcpod replied 3 years ago.

marcpod :

Welcome here is the procedure.

marcpod :

TIMING CHAIN REMOVAL/INSTALLATION L3

Warning

  • Fuel vapor is hazardous. It can very easily ignite, causing serious Injury and damage. Always keep sparks and flames away from fuel.
  • Fuel line spills and leakage are dangerous. Fuel can ignite and cause serious injuries or death and damage. Fuel can also irritate skin and eyes. To prevent this, always complete the "Fuel Line Safety Procedure".
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the plug hole plate.
  3. Remove the spark plugs.
  4. Remove the tire (RH).
  5. Remove the under cover.
  6. Loosen the water pump pulley bolt and remove the drive belt.
  7. Remove the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor.
  8. Drain the engine oil.
  9. Remove the P/S oil pump with the oil hose still connected and position the P/S oil pump so that it is out of the way.
  10. Remove the front drive shaft (RH) from the joint shaft.
marcpod :
  1. Remove in the order indicated in the table above.
  2. Install in the reverse order of removal.
  3. Start the engine and:
    • Inspect for the engine oil, engine coolant, transaxle oil and fuel leakage.
    • Verify the ignition timing, idle speed and idle mixture.
  1. Perform a road test. Crankshaft Pulley Lock Bolt Removal Note
  1. Remove the cylinder block lower blind plug.
  2. Install the SST.
marcpod :

Full Size Image

marcpod :

Full Size Image

JACUSTOMER-1zwkvjol- :

is there any marks on the camshafts that would indicate where they should be when reinstalling to line up with the crankshaft

marcpod :



  1. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise until the crankshaft is in the No.1 cylinder TDC position (until the balance weight is contacting the SST)
marcpod :

Full Size Image

marcpod :

Full Size Image

marcpod :
  • Hold the crankshaft pulley using the SSTs. Chain Tensioner Removal Note
  • marcpod :
  • Hold the chain tensioner ratchet lock mechanism away from the ratchet stem using a thin screwdriver.
  • Slowly compress the tensioner piston.
  • Hold the tensioner piston using a 1.5 mm (0.059 in) wire or paper clip. No.3 Engine Mount Rubber and No.3 Engine Joint Bracket Removal Note
  • marcpod :

    Full Size Image

    marcpod :

    Full Size Image

    marcpod :
  • Hold the chain tensioner ratchet lock mechanism away from the ratchet stem using a thin screwdriver.
  • Slowly compress the tensioner piston.
  • Hold the tensioner piston using a 1.5 mm (0.059 in) wire or paper clip. No.3 Engine Mount Rubber and No.3 Engine Joint Bracket Removal Note
  • marcpod :
  • Suspend the engine using the SST. Engine Front Cover Removal Note
  • marcpod :
  • Remove the oil seal using a screwdriver as shown. Oil Pump Sprocket Removal Note
  • marcpod :
  • Hold the oil pump sprocket using the SST. Oil Pump Sprocket Installation Note
  • marcpod :
  • Hold the oil pump sprocket using the SST. Timing Chain Installation Note
  • marcpod :

    Full Size Image

    marcpod :
    1. Install the SST to the camshaft as shown.
    2. Install the timing chain.
    3. Remove the retaining wire or paper clip from the auto tensioner to apply tension to the timing chain. Engine Front Cover Installation Note
    JACUSTOMER-1zwkvjol- :

    does the smaller chain thats located behind the timing chain go to the oil pump? if so do i need to turn or line it up with anything as with the camshafts the #1 cylinder is already at tdc but the small sprocket still rotates

    marcpod :

    Full Size Image

    marcpod :

    Full Size Image

    marcpod :
    1. Apply silicone sealant to the engine front cover as shown. Caution
      • Install the engine front cover within 10 minutes of applying the silicone sealant.
      • Silicone sealant is not needed in the area indicated by C as shown in the figure as it is a seal.

    Thickness
    A: 2.0 - 3 .0 mm (0.079 - 0.118 inches)
    B: 1.5 - 2.5 mm (0.059 - 0.098 inches)

    marcpod :

    Full Size Image

    marcpod :
  • Install the engine front cover bolts in the order as shown. Front Oil Seal Installation Note
  • marcpod :

    Full Size Image

    marcpod :
    1. Apply clean engine oil to the oil seal.
    2. Push the oil seal slightly in by hand.
    3. Compress the oil seal using the SST and a hammer. No.3 Engine Mount Rubber and No.3 Engine Joint Bracket Installation Note
    marcpod :

    Full Size Image

    marcpod :
    1. Tighten the stud bolt of the No.3 engine mount bracket. Tightening torque 7.0 - 13 Nm (71.4 - 132.5 kgf-cm, 62.0 - 115.0 inch lbs.)
    2. Hand-tighten the No.3 engine mount rubber and No.3 engine joint bracket.
      Full Size Image
    marcpod :

    Full Size Image

    marcpod :

    Full Size Image

    marcpod :

    Full Size Image

    marcpod :

    Full Size Image

    marcpod :

    Full Size Image

    marcpod :
  • Tighten the bolts and nuts in the order shown. Crankshaft Pulley Lock Bolt Installation Note
  • marcpod :
  • Install the SST to the camshaft as shown.
  • marcpod :
    1. Install the M6 x 1.0 bolt in by hand.
    2. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise until the crankshaft is in the No.1 cylinder TDC position (until the balance weight is contacting to the SST).
    marcpod :
    1. Hold the crankshaft pulley using the SST.
    2. Tighten the crankshaft pulley lock bolt in the following two steps using the SST (49 D032 316).
    1) Tighten to 96 - 104 Nm (9.8 - 10.6 kgf-cm, 70.9 - 76.7 ft. lbs.)
    2) Tighten 87°- 93°
    1. Remove the M6 x 1.0 bolt.
    2. Remove the SST from the camshaft.
    3. Remove the SST from the cylinder block lower blind plug.
    4. Rotate the crankshaft two times clockwise until the crankshaft is in the TDC position, reinstall the SSTs to the camshaft and cylinder block, and inspect the valve timing.
      • If not aligned, loosen the crankshaft pulley lock bolt and repeat from Step 1.
    marcpod :

    Full Size Image

    marcpod :
  • Install the cylinder block lower blind plug. Tightening torque 18 - 22 Nm (1.9 - 2.2 kgf-cm, 13.3 - 16.2 ft. lbs.) Cylinder Head Cover Installation Note
  • marcpod :
    1. Apply silicone sealant to the mating faces as shown. Caution
      • Install the cylinder head cover within 10 minutes of applying the silicone sealant.

    Thickness 4.0 - 6.0 mm (0.16 - 0.23 inches)

    1. Install the cylinder head cover with a new gasket.
    marcpod :
    1. Tighten the bolts in the order shown. Tightening torque 8.0 - 11.5 Nm (81.6 - 117.2 kgf-cm, 70.9 - 101.7 inch lbs.)



    Full Size Image

    marcpod :

    Full Size Image

    Expert:  marcpod replied 3 years ago.
    What Happens Now?

    Your chat has ended, but you can still work with your Expert to get an answer to your question if you have not yet received one.

    Come back to this page at any time to see additional information from your Expert.  You will also receive an email when your question is updated.  If you want to send a message to your Expert, use the box below.

    If you have already received a satisfactory answer to your question, click the Accept button above.  Experts are credited for each accepted answer they provide.
    Expert:  marcpod replied 3 years ago.

    follow these instructions there are no timing marks

    Expert:  marcpod replied 3 years ago.
    yes

    JustAnswer in the News:

     
     
     
    Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
    JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
    Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
    ...leave nothing to chance.
    Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
    Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
    I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
     
     
     

    What Customers are Saying:

     
     
     
    • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
    < Last | Next >
    • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
    • used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future. David L. Richmond, TX
    • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil Marysville, CA
    • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles Walnut Creek, CA
    • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
      Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
      Sue Charleston, WV
    • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff. Jim Castleberry, FL
    • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
     
     
     

    Meet The Experts:

     
     
     
    • Drew

      Super Mazda Tech.

      Satisfied Customers:

      2176
      #1 rated Mazda technician. 17 yrs. experience as a shop owner. Mazda Certified with Ford, Linc. & Merc. experience. ASE L1 Advanced Certified Master Tech.
    < Last | Next >
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/supermazdatech/2010-8-24_54425_Self_Portrait.jpg Drew's Avatar

      Drew

      Super Mazda Tech.

      Satisfied Customers:

      2176
      #1 rated Mazda technician. 17 yrs. experience as a shop owner. Mazda Certified with Ford, Linc. & Merc. experience. ASE L1 Advanced Certified Master Tech.
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MA/mazdamaster577/2012-6-7_13242_IM001017.64x64.JPG mazdamaster577's Avatar

      mazdamaster577

      Master Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      633
      mazda master/shop foreman for 15 years.
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/joecamel90/2008-11-13_03615_head_shot.jpg George H.'s Avatar

      George H.

      ASE Certified Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      354
      15+Years
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MI/mikeamechanic/2013-4-2_175558_photo.64x64.JPG Mike Kelly's Avatar

      Mike Kelly

      Mazda Mechanic

      Satisfied Customers:

      269
      17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/maddogtech/2008-12-13_185836_ed1.JPG Mazda Ed's Avatar

      Mazda Ed

      ASE Certified Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      264
      ASE Certified Mazda Master Technician
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/muddyford/2012-6-13_1204_1.64x64.png Chris (aka- Moose)'s Avatar

      Chris (aka- Moose)

      Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      247
      16 years of experience
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drivefast1971/2012-1-12_172422_0009051tQKh.64x64.jpg Ron Z.'s Avatar

      Ron Z.

      - Mazda Tech -

      Satisfied Customers:

      232
      18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Mazda Diagnostics
     
     
     

    Related Mazda Questions