1993 Plymouth Acclaim timing marks

  • 2.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
I have the belt cover off. I need to know all the timing marks for all 3 timing gears? The top gear has an oblong hole which I think points to 12 o'clock. The middle gear which is offset to the right when looking to the front of the motor, it has an oblong hole in it, could that be a timing mark? The bottom gear for the crank has a block or spacer in front of the gear for the belt pulley, is there a timing mark on it and if so what does it look like or do I need to remove it and look on the gear itself, and if I do remove the spacer where is the timing mark on the gear? Also do I use a harmonic balancer puller to remove the spacer. Please help because my Haynes Manual is very confusing.
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Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 AT 8:23 AM

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Remove spark plugs. Place cylinder No. 1 on TDC. Align timing marks on crankshaft and intermediate shaft sprockets. See Fig. 3. Rotate camshaft sprocket until 2 marked arrows on sprocket hub align with camshaft bearing cap-to-cylinder head parting line. Small hole in camshaft sprocket must be at 12 o'clock relative to cylinder head line. See Fig. 4.
Install timing belt. Ensure timing belt is installed in original direction of rotation. Install Timing Belt Tensioner (C-4703) horizontally on large hex of belt tensioner pulley. Loosen tensioner lock nut (if necessary) to reset belt tensioner to within a 15-degree axis of horizontal position of tool. See Fig. 2. Tighten lock nut.
CAUTION:DO NOT rotate crankshaft counterclockwise. DO NOT rotate engine using camshaft or intermediate shaft sprocket bolts.

Rotate crankshaft clockwise 2 complete revolutions to TDC. Tighten tensioner retaining bolt to specification while holding belt tensioner wrench in position. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS. Check all timing marks for proper alignment. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Adjust drive belts to proper tension.
See pic for correct alignments.
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Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 AT 12:06 PM

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