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99 rodeo: cylinder..tool to help set and dont quite understand marks

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having trouble setting timind in my 99 rodeo 4 cylinder bought tool to help set and dont quite understand marks ans where to set
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 6 years ago.

Welcome to! My name is DriveFast71(Ron) and I will do my best to answer all of your questions completely and accurately.


  • Bring the engine top dead center No.1 cylinder compression stroke by rotating the engine in the direction of normal operation. The engine is in this position when the notches on the camshaft pulleys align with the marks on the cylinder head cover(1), Check the crankshaft pulley timing mark is aligned (2) also check for water pump positioning ensure tabs are aligned (3).
  • Place J-43037 between intake and exhaust of camshaft drive gear for prevent to camshaft drive gear movement during timing belt setting.



Customer: replied 6 years ago.
camshaft sprockets have 2 marks on each 1 arrow and 1 line
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 6 years ago.
You will be using the triangular "V" notches (arrows).
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
already have schematic dont understand what lug on camshaft is or where it is located
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 6 years ago.

Beyond the timing marks, my info on the 4-cylinder is very limited. I am going to have to opt-out and forward you to another Tech that may have more info to better assist you. Sorry for the inconvenience... sit tight one sec... someone will be right with you...


Expert:  Greg replied 6 years ago.
Hi welcome to will answer your question the best I can,

I will get back to you with some live engine photos for you to check will make it easier for yo to work on.

Regards Greg
Expert:  Greg replied 6 years ago.
Hi .

Here are the photos you need my fellow expert Ron has given you the instructions .


These photos show all in the TDC
Kind regards Greg