Diagram of timing belt marks and installation

Tiny
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  • 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 145,890 MILES

Installation marks on the crankshaft to set the timing. Timing belt diagram for my car it has a 2.2 engine needed.

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Friday, September 2nd, 2011 AT 6:29 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Here is a guide and some diagram (below) That shows the alignment of the crankshaft to the camshaft.

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/toyota/camry/1996

You will need to jack the car up

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

and remove the harmonic balancer

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-harmonic-balancer-works

The diagrams below will show you how to do the job

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:10 PM
Tiny
96TOYOTACAMRY
  • 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY

Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 160K miles

In my haste, I forgot to mark the position on the original timing belt when I removed the water pump. Stupid me. If that wasnt bad enough. The crank and cam were not positioned to any timing marks prior to removal. I do want to be clear though, The cam and crank have not been moved at all since the removal of the belt and the timing was fine when I took it off. So How do I go about putting a new belt back on this? I can post pics if needed. This is the single overhead cam type with two guide rollers, one being spring tension type. Please help! Need my car back. Wife is agitated. Edit!

I just received a response after I paid but it seems like its not clear. If I put a new belt on, how do I know if I'm not skipping a tooth? In order for me to turn the engine to TDC, I need the belt ON in order for both the crank and cam to move simultaneously. My thought is to at least put it on to the best of my ability now, then manually turn the crank until some marks are lining up. Then fine tune from there. If possible, I dont want to open the valve cover and distributor, is this ok?

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi 96toyotacamry, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation

Put engine no.1 piston on its compression stroke/TDC, take the distributor out. Place all sprockets to its alignment marks see below, then put the belt on, last distributor ensure the rotor is pointing to no.1 cap tower with the distributor fully seated. Then time the ignition after you jumper Te-1 to E-1 in the check connector


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_c1_47.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_c2_39.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_c3_15.jpg

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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My question is why are you replacing the belt? If it broke off you have to redo the valve and ignition timing

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The car is way overdue for a timing belt change, it didnt break, I said in the original post that I was changing the water pump in doing so, removed the timing belt without marking it. So It was just a matter of putting the new one I bought back on. This is my first time ever using the forum. I didnt see a way to respond to you. I'm sorry if I offended and I'm sure you are completely old hat with this stuff. That is the reason for all the explaining of my situation. I've had my car up on blocks in my garage for 5 days, got 2 kids and going into forclosure, school is starting and I have no where near the money needed for labor at a local shop. Your help is indeed appreciated kind sir! So if I understand correctly, this is a non interference engine and even if it is off a bit I should be able to adjust with no real damage to the engine? I'll just try to put the new belt on tonight and tension the thing and see what happens. Thanks for your time and patience.

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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If you are changing the belt and the cam and crank are not disturbed all you have to do is slap the belt on and tension it-You don't have to do nothing to the belt-I can do this vehicle's valve timing blind folded-I do Camry's everyday in my shop. Cold Blooded

(This is my first time ever using the forum. I didnt see a way to respond to you. I'm sorry if I offended and I'm sure you are completely old hat with this stuff.)

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