With reference to your drawing for the engine timing marks above, I had this same problem with understanding these marks. I replaced the head gasket in my engine without pulling the engine out of the car and have everything put back together but cannot get my car to run.
Do the cam shaft markings have to be lined up with the cam chain markings when the timing belt cam shaft pulley is at TDC? My crankshaft marks lines up with the chain marks but not when the crankshaft timing pulley is at TDC. Is that normal?
The other thing I need to know is this. Since I did not have an engine hoist and did not pull the engine, the motor mount on the passenger side is in the way. I cannot remove the crank shaft pulley or the lower timing belt cover. have been using the mark on the crankshaft pulley to line up with the zero degree mark on the plastic TDC indicator on the lower timing belt cover. Is this acceptable for lining up the crank shaft at TDC?
I do not know what I am doing wrong but if my timing marks are lined up right I can at least eliminate that as my problem. Thanks for your help!
Monday, June 15th, 2009 AT 8:55 AM