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TIMING BELT ALIGNMENT MARKS FOR BELT REPLA

2002 Honda Civic

Engine Mechanical problem

Timing Belt Replacement issue.

2002 Honda Civic 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 118000 miles

My camshaft pulley moved during belt installation. Now I'm trying to align the crankshaft pulley marks with the camshaft pulley notches.

The Crankshaft pulley has 4 notches: 3 that are close together with a red mark in between the two. Then to the right of the 3 notches about a 1/4 inch away is one notch by itself. Which notch should I line up with the belt cover V notch to get the engine to TDC before removing the crankshaft pulley for a belt replacement? Isn't the red mark BTDC? Shouldn't I align with notch on the right for TDC?

Also, what do I line up the Camshaft pulley sprocket arm labeled 'UP'? There a two notches 180 degrees apart. 90 degrees left and 90 degrees right from the UP label. Should these notches be parallel with the ground?

Thanks in advance.


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Hardlymoving
September 15, 2009.



Hope this help let us know if need more or you have more questions


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BMRFIXIT
Sep 15, 2009.
I moved the crankshaft pulley to the rightmost mark which according to the diagram is TDC. After doing this, my right camshaft pulley mark IS aligned with the " Top Edge Of Head". However, the left is noticeably lower if you look at my photo. But since the diagram's " UP" sprocket arm appears to be in center line with the camshaft pulley bearing cap behind the pulley and mine is not, I figure retarding the camshaft pulley one cog clockwise will center the pulley's UP arm and bring up the left side camshaft sprocket mark. This, unfortunately, will drop the right mark below the " Top Edge Of Head".

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Tiny
Hardlymoving
Sep 15, 2009.
Sorry I’ve never ran to a problem like the one you having < the only thing I can think of is that the head is a bit tilted and if you can jack it up so you can have a better look get a straight edge and place on the head touching the pulley to give you a better look as to where it is for real

good luck

BMRFIXIT
Sep 16, 2009.
The picture diagram is incorrect. The Camshaft marks are one cam gear tooth below the top of the head. No big deal. Got the engine timing down pat.

Tiny
Hardlymoving
Sep 21, 2009.