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1996 toyota corolla: timing..the cams be in if the pistons are tdc

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how do i set the timing on a 1996 toyota corolla 1.8l or what position should the cams be in if the pistons are tdc
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  George H. replied 8 years ago.

Hello I will help you with your question,


To set the cams if they have been out of the head install the exhaust cam with the pin at 5:30



Turn to 9:30 and install the intake cam with the installation marks matching




The timing marks will be down at this point. Rotate the exhaust cam so the timing marks come into alignment


The pin of the exhaust cam will be at 9:30 and the installation marks will be down



Install the cam gear the mark can be seen in the hole




The key of the crank is up at TDC. I dont bring the crank to TDC until the cams are in position I leave it 90 degrees off so the pistons are down in the hole and bring it up just before slipping the timing belt on


After belt is on turn the crank through two revolutions and check the marks




Let me know if you have questions


Thank you


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