I HAVE A 1996 ACURA TL 2.5 THAT'S RUNNING RUFF CHANGED TIMING BELT AND PLUGS

  • Tiny
  • Livingston38
  • 1996 Acura TL
  • 160,000 miles

The car stop on me so I felt it was timing belt I was correct so I changed the timing belt, water pump and spark plugs. The car is running ruff now like it has a skip. It's a 1996 acura tl 2.5 lt. I may have the off on the cam shaft, the info I received said the cam marks are even with the, so I did this and now running ruff. Do you have any info or diagram on timing marks on this acura tl.
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Saturday, October 6th, 2012 AT 9:25 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Here are the marks. Remember to turn the crankshaft counterclockwise 2 complete turns and verify markings are correct.

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Saturday, October 6th, 2012 AT 9:35 PM
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Thanks very much I will try turning the crankshaft 2 times
My cam shaft marks do not match the corners off the head does it matter if the word up, up or down
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Saturday, October 6th, 2012 AT 9:41 PM
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Yes it matters and it is a must to get it in position, being a 5 cylinder engine.

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Saturday, October 6th, 2012 AT 9:48 PM
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Ok thanks again

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Saturday, October 6th, 2012 AT 9:55 PM
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You're welcome.

When installin the belt, some compendsation must be made for the camshaft sprocket as the belt is loose and when adjusted, the tension would change the camshaft and crankshaft positions so you should turn the camshaft at least 1/2 a notch counterclockwise to enable you to install the belt.

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Saturday, October 6th, 2012 AT 10:07 PM
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Thanks. I think that it may have bent valve, did everything you said and it still has a bad skip or rough idle

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 11:02 AM
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Check the valve clearances and engine compression. If any valve clearance is excessively large, you might have bent a valve. Did you turn the camshaft excessive at any one time when timing belt was off?
Were spark wires checked? Are the spark plugs gapped corectly?

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 1:44 PM
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Good morning I turned the cam shaft it was a little stubborn but it did turn, changed the plugs gap them.044 the wires I haven't changed yet planning to this morning and the compression
Thanks a lot you have been very helpful

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 2:16 PM
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You're welcome. Hope it is nothing serious.

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 2:23 PM

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