I AM HAVING TROUBLE LOCATING THE CORRECT CAM TIMING MARKS AFTER REMOVAL OF CAMSHAFTS
1999 Toyota Camry
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!
On the 2.2 there is only 1 cam gear. Are you sure of the motor?
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.
July, 1, 2012 AT 3:34 PM
The gears circled are the gears in question
July, 1, 2012 AT 4:16 PM
Why did you have them apart for the belt?
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.
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.