Camshaft timing marks

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  • 2001 VOLVO S40
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We replaced the valves on a Volvo S40 T4, I want to know the position of number 1 & 4 pistons when the notch on crank shaft lined up between cam shafts
The engen turns nicely but it does not start, please help
the car has been parked for 5 months

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Monday, January 27th, 2014 AT 1:50 AM

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Tiny
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Check the timing belt/chain it may be out of time there also piston #1 shold be at tdc when mark on crank Is lined up so it may be on #4 then recheck your work. Like blown fuses underhood

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Monday, January 27th, 2014 AT 7:43 AM
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Its the same engine as the Ford Focus and Mazda 3. No 1 piston doe not come up to TDC when setting timing, need to lock the crankshaft in the crankshaft locking hole with a bolt or rightfully the tool, Let me know if you dont come right will explain further.

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Monday, March 3rd, 2014 AT 7:50 AM
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Can you post a diagram so I can have a clear understanding of the crankshaft lock position

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 AT 12:46 PM
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How do u know if its on the exhaust or compression stroke?

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Sunday, November 29th, 2015 AT 6:10 PM
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SKEET WOMACK
  • 2000 VOLVO S40
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How do I set the timing on the cams after removing the sprockets from the cams? Also do # 1 cylinder has to be top dead center to get car in timing.

Replaced the head from a over heat.

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:03 PM
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Hello,

Yes the engine does need to be on DTC. Here is a diagram that shows the camshaft timing marks.

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

Best, Ken

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:03 PM
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SPEEDDEMON155
  • 2000 VOLVO S40
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How do I line up the exhaust camshaft sproket to the camshaft? I removed the camshaft sproket while taking the valve cover off. There is no lineup pins on the camshaft. I just need to know how to line it up. It is a 2000 Volvo S40 1.9 Turbo.

Thanks!

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:04 PM
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ERNEST CLARK
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Look on the teeth of the cam sprocket for grooves in the center of the teeth. Then there should be markings on the timing cover. Line these up on both sprockets.

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:04 PM
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The only way to do this is with a special tool see pic.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:04 PM
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Thanks for the answers everyone. Mhpautos-after lining up the camshafts on the back do I then turn the exhaust sproket to line up with the front cover?

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:04 PM
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Problem is I don't know the position of the engine when you dismantled it, you can't rotate the cams independently of the crank, if you do turn the cam, you must do very carefully as to much pressure on a valve touching a piston will cause serious damage, do you know the relevant cam, crank positions before dis assembly?

Mark (mhpautos)

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:04 PM
Tiny
  • 2002 VOLVO S40
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Need the camshaft marking setting that aling with the crankshaft

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:04 PM
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This is for 1.9 turbo

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:04 PM
Tiny
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How to line up the camshafts

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:04 PM
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Did the belt brake or was it removed with out first aligning the timing marks? See pic for alignment points, if it broke you will have bent valves.

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:04 PM
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JBWILLIAM318
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How do you do timing on a volvo s40 t4. The cam pulleys dont have marks

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:04 PM
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We don't list a Volvo s40 in US besides if it's ignition timing the computer does that.

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:04 PM
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There are special Volvo tools required to do this see pic for a general view.

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:05 PM
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HELPME
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Want to know which valve opens in the exhaust when its timed, and also want to know which valve opens in the intake when its timed 2001 volvo s40 1.9L. Camshaft, timing

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:09 PM
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The exhaust valve opens first then the intake. If you need to set up timing you will need buy the cam locking tool to set up the timing.

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