1988 Mazda 323 Timming belt

Tiny
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  • 1988 MAZDA 323
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 198,000 MILES
How do I match up timing when I change timing belt I can see the mark on top but not on the bottom which is the camshaft. The car starts but won't run the best so I 'm guessing the timing is off. Please help.
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Monday, September 8th, 2008 AT 8:05 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Here is a diagram of the timing marks....


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/188069_88mazda323timmark_1.jpg

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Monday, September 8th, 2008 AT 9:15 AM
Tiny
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I see the mark for the cylinder head but on the crankshaft I don't see the mark on sprocket what kind of mark is on the spocket & also the car did start but it's hard to start it's like it flooding out is that because it 's to far advanced.
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Monday, September 8th, 2008 AT 9:48 AM
Tiny
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Not exactly sure the marking on the sprocket. However, the keyway that keeps the spocket from spinning should be straight up. If the spocket has a backing plate attached to it look on it for the mark it.
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Monday, September 8th, 2008 AT 10:11 AM

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