1990 Nissan Pathfinder timing

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I am changing my timing belt on a 1990 nissan pathfinder. My aligning mark at the bottom seems to be straight down and the mark on the belt matches it but in all the diagrams it is at about 5:00. Not sure which position I should use.
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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 AT 7:47 PM

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Ensure No. 1 piston is at TDC of compression stroke. Remove valve covers and loosen all rocker arm shaft bolts. DO NOT bend timing belt.
Install tensioner and return spring. If return spring stud has been removed, apply thread lock sealant and reinstall. Turn tensioner clockwise and temporarily tighten lock nut. Install timing belt. Align White lines on timing belt with punch mark on camshaft sprockets and crankshaft sprocket.
Arrow on timing belt must be pointing toward timing belt front covers. There should be 40 teeth between the left camshaft and right camshaft aligning marks. See Fig. 9. There should be 43 teeth between the left camshaft and crankshaft aligning marks.
Loosen tensioner lock nut using Allen wrench, slowly turn tensioner clockwise 70 to 80 degrees and temporarily tighten lock nut. Turn crankshaft clockwise 2 or 3 times.
Return to TDC of compression stroke. When camshafts and crankshaft marks are aligned, tighten tensioner lock nut. Refer to TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS table. Ensure No. 1 camshaft lobes are not lifting valves. Tighten rocker arm shaft bolts in 2 steps. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS table. To complete installation, reverse removal procedures.
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