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Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. do you mean the left camshaft sprocket?
you should never manually turn the crank if it is hard to do. do you have the spark plugs removed?
so have you already put a new belt on? and then turned the crank manually? did you have the engine set at tdc on the compression stroke? before installing the new belt?
removing the plugs makes it a lot easier to manually turn the engine
what size engine?
tdc is when the #1 piston in at the top of its stroke on compression. you need to turn the crank until it comes up to the top. use a long thin extension to put in the #1 plug hole and what it as it comes up to the very top
no do not attempt to move the crank or cams with the belt off.
you should be able to move both. you have something jammed up.
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Hello , all marks should be aligned as shown below. Once the belt is on and tensioned you should be able to turn the crank two times and the marks should realign. Let mek now if this helps
Correct, as long as you realign everything it should be fine. It's normal for the cam spoke to move when you remove old belt due to the valve springs turning the cam. You may need a helper to held the cam spoke in place while you put belt on.
It's best to turn the engine by hand a few revolutions to make sure marks realign then install timing belt covers and crankshaft pully, then you may crank it to hear that it runs properly for a few moments.
The belt should have a fair amount of slack with the tensioner off. Look over the procedure below.
Hello and welcome to just answer and allowing me to assist you. just follow these steps and you should be fine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCTGHurWA1c