Pontiac Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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Yes you can just turn the cams and crankshaft to get in the correct position. Just ensure you turn everything by hand so no damage is done to the internals of the engine. If you need any more help please let me know. If you feel anything binding just back off and try again.
to find TDC you will need to remove the number 1 spark plug. using a long screwdriver or something else turn the engine over until the piston is at the very top, this can be done by watching the movement of the screwdriver.
There is a timing mark on the lower timing chain gear. There will be a spacer that needs to be removed to see the proper mark on the lower timing chain gear. There will be 3 colored links on the new chain that you will allign with the camshaft gears and lower timing gear.
No you should be ok. the crankshaft sensor is located under the starter. It does not need to be alligned, it is bolted into place under the starter.
If you align all of the colored links with the proper marks on the cam, exhaust and crank pullys everything will be in time.
Hi, I haven't heard back from you in a while i am just checking in. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.