I AM HAVING TROUBLE LOCATING THE CORRECT CAM TIMING MARKS AFTER REMOVAL OF CAMSHAFTS

1999 Toyota Camry

Tiny

vr250

July, 1, 2012 AT 1:07 PM

1999 Toyota Camry 2.2lire 5sfe engine. I am re-assembling the head after replacing the head gasket and am having trouble with setting up the cams. I can set up the inlet cam timing with TDC, but when I look to the marks on the rear of the cam sprockets, I have one mark on the inlet cam (no problem there), but have 3 marks on the rear of the exhaust cam sprocket. Which one of the 3 do I align with the inlet cam mark?

p.S. I did originally mark the cams myself on the out side of sprocket, but these marks came of in the parts washer DOH!

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6 Answers

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 1, 2012 AT 1:40 PM

On the 2.2 there is only 1 cam gear. Are you sure of the motor?

Roy

Tiny

vr250

July, 1, 2012 AT 3:01 PM

Checked tags and is definately the 5s-fe motor.
It has one gear bolted to inlet cam driven by the timing belt.
Inlet cam has a second gear on it that meshes with a gear on the exhaust cam.
Will find a pic to show what I mean.

Tiny

vr250

July, 1, 2012 AT 3:34 PM

The gears circled are the gears in question

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 1, 2012 AT 4:16 PM

Why did you have them apart for the belt?

Roy

Tiny

KHLow2008

July, 1, 2012 AT 5:31 PM

Refer to diagram. Pay attention to the service nut. Failure to set the mark correctly would result inrattling when engine is started.

Tiny

vr250

July, 2, 2012 AT 11:05 AM

Thank you all.
KHLow2008, that was the info I needed but couldnt find, thank you.

P.S. ASEMaster6371, I removed the cams to remove head bolts to replace the head-gasket.

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