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Are you installing a new OEM Toyota belt?
Ok. Does the Dayco have 3 marks on it indicating the 2 cam and 1 crank positions?
This can help....
Are you with me?
yes, but not instruction with it. The marks don't say the position but I matched up by marking the old belt camshaftmarks to marks the same distance apart on the new belt.
Thats good. How do the marks compare to the picture link I showed you?
Do the marks line up?
I don't understand how the third mark should align with the crank shaft. Should the belt be inserted so that upon rotation the third mark will align with the mark on the crank shaft?
Look, forget about the book and rotating the engine. Do you have the marks all lined up like in the picture?
I can do that. Is that all. The third belt mark will not align with anything (belt mark/line) if I do it as shown.
As long as the marks on the cams and crank all line up with the marks in the back (like the picture shows) then you are good. Don't waste your time rotating the engine like the repair manual says. If its lined up then its lined up.
Sorry about that, Im back.
I was out looking at the car.
Oh, I thought you left me. :)
The marks line up. There is not any offset in the marks? How could it have been so far out exactly 60 degrees when I removed to old belt?
That I'm not sure what happened as I want there. Maybe it moved on you?
As long as the marks line up and the belt is tight, you're golden.
OK I will do as you say and keep my finger crossed. I will respond when I attempt to start the car. If you have any further comments I will check in later. DV
You will be good, Trust me.
Do you want me to wait till you start the car? How much more work do you have?
I will switch this to a Q&A session so I can help other customers. Please respond back and check your Email for replies. Genchi