Camshaft timing marks

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M K
  • 2001 VOLVO S40
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
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We replaced the valves on the car listed above it is a T4. I want to know the position of number one and four pistons when the notch on crank shaft lined up between cam shafts. The engine turns nicely, but it does not start. The car has been parked for five months.

please help!

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

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Tiny
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Both pistons are at the top of there stroke. Check the timing belt/chain it may be out of time there. Also, piston number should be at TDC when mark on crank is lined up, so it may be on number four. then recheck your work.

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/volvo/s40/2001

If its all okay check out this guide for why it wont start.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Please let us know what you find.

Cheers

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Monday, January 27th, 2014 AT 7:43 AM
Tiny
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How do you know if the piston is 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
  • 1.9L
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They are one and the same once the piston is at the top it can be either.

How do I set the timing on the cams after removing the sprockets from the cams? Also, does number one cylinder have 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 (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello,

Yes the engine does need to be on TDC. 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 (Merged)
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SPEEDDEMON155
  • 2000 VOLVO S40
  • 4 CYL
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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 (Merged)
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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 (Merged)
Tiny
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The only way to do this is with a special tool. See picture.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:04 PM (Merged)
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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 (Merged)
Tiny
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Problem is I do not know the position of the engine when you dismantled it. You cannot 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 (Merged)
Tiny
  • 2002 VOLVO S40

Need the camshaft marking setting that align with the crankshaft.

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

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:04 PM (Merged)
Tiny
  • 2001 VOLVO S40

How to line up the camshafts?

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

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:04 PM (Merged)
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JBWILLIAM318
  • 1999 VOLVO S40
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  • 4 CYL
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How do you do timing on a volvo s40 t4? The cam pulleys do not have marks.

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:04 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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We do not list a Volvo s40 in US, besides if it is ignition timing the computer does that.

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:04 PM (Merged)
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There are special Volvo tools required to do this. See picture for a general view.

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:05 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HELPME
  • 2001 VOLVO S40
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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 (Merged)
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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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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:09 PM (Merged)
Tiny
  • 2002 VOLVO S40

Need the align for the camshaft.

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Monday, March 27th, 2017 AT 7:09 PM (Merged)
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GROJAS
  • 2001 VOLVO S40

Four cylinder front wheel drive automatic.

Need timing marks on crank.

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