How to get gears lined up after the right CAM gear have been moved 1993 toyta Camry V6

Tiny
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  • 1993 TOYOTA CAMRY
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Took valve cover off the dot on gears when I line them up rotor points #6
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 5:40 AM

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Tiny
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How did it get out of time? Did the belt break?
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 6:34 AM
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This is what you mean.
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 7:12 AM
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I was replacing water pump @ new timing belt.I had belt almost on tried turning cam with wrench to roll belt on and belt slipped and cam gear turned pass the spring tension I tried turning it back but can't alline dots on cam gears
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 1:55 PM
Tiny
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So you set it to TDC and checked rotor before you started replacement?
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 3:50 PM
Tiny
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Yes I had everything lined up the 2cam gears @ crankshaft
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 5:56 PM
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The belt itself should have the marks corresponding to marks on all wheels. Belt marks wheel marks and cam backer plate marks all line up? Do you have all covers off to check?
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 8:35 PM
Tiny
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I have the right side off thats the gears that I moved
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 AT 11:21 PM
Tiny
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Yah, describe exactly what you did in sequence from start.
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 2:58 AM
Tiny
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I lined up crankshaft mark both cam gears checked the dist. Rotor it was pointing at#1 made sure #1 pistin was up I put new water pump then tried putting on new timing belt.I had it almost on and thought I could roll it on by turning the cam gear but the belt slipped and I turned the cam shaft gear past the spring tension so I turned it back but could not get rotor to point to number 1 when marks are lined up it points at # 2. I took right valve cover off and lined up cam gears then rotor points at #6.I turned engine over by hand but it won't line up right. Do I need to take cams out to get everything lined up.
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 4:36 AM
Tiny
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The cam gear you turned, is the distributor on the other end of it?
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 5:01 AM
Tiny
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And no, you shouldn't have to do anything with cams themselves. Since you did not disassemble anything.
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 5:25 AM
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The intake cam with the distributor on the other end should be foolproof as far as timing and rotor position. If the cam gear/sprocket is set to the timing mark on cover it has to point to #1.
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 4:45 PM
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Another reference pic.
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 4:48 PM
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The reccommended method of belt installation includes loosening the right cam sprocket and then setting to the cover mark and then removing sprocket and installing belt to that last by using marks on belt to match sprocket mark and then putting sprocket back on camshaft and nudging into position to insert pin and bolt then checking all marks and tighten sprocket bolt. The belt is suppose to have a mark corresponding to each timing mark and an extra 1 for to line up with the edge of installed bottom cover to make this job as foolproof as possible. Of course I didn't mention the tensioner procedure which is to compress it and insert holding pin and when done with belt install releasing pin to let it put tension on belt and then rotate crank a couple cycles and recheck all marks.
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 5:00 PM
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Thank you I have it lined up now.
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 AT 5:47 AM
Tiny
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Also mention that there are several youtube videos on doing the toyota v6 motor water pump and timing belt.
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 AT 5:27 PM

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