Mechanics

TIMING BELT

1999 Cadillac Catera

Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Cadillac Catera 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles

THE CAM GEARS HAVE TWO SETS OF MARKS ON THEN ONE BETWEEN THE TEETH AND ONE ON THE CENTER OF THE TEETH. WHEN LINING UP THE TIMING BELT WHICH MARK IS CORRECT?
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MDRIVER
February 19, 2010.




The cams from left to right, facing car, are 1, 2, 3 and 4. There are 2 numbers on each cam. Also there are 2 notches on each cam. To line the notches up to the backing plate you have to know which one to line up with. Cam #1 will have the number 1 and 2 on it, so you line up with the notch that is closest to the number 1, and so on. You need special service tool #6687 from OTC. It makes this job much, much easier.

Bluelightnin6
Apr 23, 2010.


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