Help!! 85 camry timing Question

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Old 05 Nov 2006, 03:26 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I have just replaced the timing belt on my camry, and when I start the
car up it idles ok, but when I take it on the road it has hardly any
power... anyway i figured out that I may not of set the crank pulley or
cam pulley at the right spots...

I want to take off the timing belt reset the timing to 0 at TDC for the
crankshaft and camshaft.
but Im not sure of the details to perform this fix

What do I need to do to reset the timing?

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Old 05 Nov 2006, 09:08 pm   #2 (permalink)
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ok well Ive realigned the crankshaft and camshaft and set the dist
rotor to #1 but the car wont even start now, the engine only turns over
but doesnt start.
I aligned the camshaft pully is on its 0-mark with the small hole on
the camshaft pulley
and pointed the crank pulley mark to the 0 on the timing indicator then
put the timing belt back on making sure that none of the pulleys moved

I really need to get it running and I may take it to a mechanic but
that would be a waste if I could do it myself
anyone know what I may have done wrong?

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Old 06 Nov 2006, 02:19 am   #3 (permalink)
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"rockhard" <rockstar_drummer1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> ok well Ive realigned the crankshaft and camshaft and set the dist
> rotor to #1 but the car wont even start now, the engine only turns over
> but doesnt start.
> I aligned the camshaft pully is on its 0-mark with the small hole on
> the camshaft pulley
> and pointed the crank pulley mark to the 0 on the timing indicator then
> put the timing belt back on making sure that none of the pulleys moved
>
> I really need to get it running and I may take it to a mechanic but
> that would be a waste if I could do it myself
> anyone know what I may have done wrong?


You need to spend $30 for a workshopmanual. That will tell you how to retime
your engine.

Jason


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Old 06 Nov 2006, 05:51 am   #4 (permalink)
m Ransley
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Gee Jason thats what I was going to say, I cant believe anybody to be
that stupid as to take on projects like this without a little proper
instruction and guidance. Hey rockhard did you ever hear of TDC, buy a
manual you might learn.

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Old 06 Nov 2006, 09:56 am   #5 (permalink)
Kurt Krueger
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rockhard wrote:

> ok well Ive realigned the crankshaft and camshaft and set the dist
> rotor to #1 but the car wont even start now, the engine only turns over
> but doesnt start.
> I aligned the camshaft pully is on its 0-mark with the small hole on
> the camshaft pulley
> and pointed the crank pulley mark to the 0 on the timing indicator then
> put the timing belt back on making sure that none of the pulleys moved
>
> I really need to get it running and I may take it to a mechanic but
> that would be a waste if I could do it myself
> anyone know what I may have done wrong?
>


You're saying all the right words. Are you sure you're not mistaking
a casting flaw for the camshaft alignment mark? I don't remember how
the Camry works, but some engines have two sets of alignment marks.
One to set the belt (when the crankshaft pulley is off) and another
to check it after the crankshaft pulley is installed.

Other than that, I'd make sure the rest of the system is working.
It's easy to pull off a wire and not notice. So check spark and
fuel delivery. Try a compression check ... if the timing belt
was way off you'll get poor compression.
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Old 06 Nov 2006, 05:50 pm   #6 (permalink)
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ok what I just realized is that behind the cam pulley is about 4
different markings that line up with the hole on the cam pulley so I
must have set it to the wrong mark

and by the way I have read a manual about the camshaft and crankshaft
and everything you need to do to change a timing belt.
I just need to figure out which hole is the proper marking for the
camshaft

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Old 06 Nov 2006, 06:40 pm   #7 (permalink)
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rockhard wrote:
> ok what I just realized is that behind the cam pulley is about 4
> different markings that line up with the hole on the cam pulley so I
> must have set it to the wrong mark
>
> and by the way I have read a manual about the camshaft and crankshaft
> and everything you need to do to change a timing belt.
> I just need to figure out which hole is the proper marking for the
> camshaft



oops i mean there is 2 markings behind the pulley to line up with im
not sure which one

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