Camshaft Timing Marks?

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I am replacing a Head Gasket on my 1.8 liter Nissan and want to make sure I remove and reinstall the Timing Chain properly. Does anyone have a diagram of the timing marks at TDC and also any info on timing chain removal? I am also looking for the firing order. Thanks in advance for your help.
Mike
Friday, November 2nd, 2007 AT 8:19 PM

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Tiny
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Everything has to line up like below when no.1 piston is at TDC compression stroke.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_head2_2.jpg




https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_head_1_1.jpg



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Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 AT 7:15 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your help.
Mike
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Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 AT 7:15 PM
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Engine Mechanical problem 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles

How do you line the timing chain marks up
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Thursday, January 14th, 2021 AT 9:17 AM (Merged)
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Hi there,
see pics for the two engine types 2 liter & 1.8 liter.

mark (mhpautos)


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/61395_Graphic_52.jpg


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/61395_Graphic_1_5.jpg

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021 AT 9:17 AM (Merged)
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Timming mark on crank shaft pully 2001 nissan sentra 1.8
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Thursday, January 14th, 2021 AT 9:17 AM (Merged)
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This happens when the ECM coil drivers sticks on, I would try a used one to see if that helps.

Please let us know what you find.

Here is a complete guide on how to do the job (below)

Cheers, Ken
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Need timing marks for camshafts on nissansentra gxe 1.6 dohc
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Thursday, January 14th, 2021 AT 9:17 AM (Merged)
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Hello,

There is marks for the primary and secondary chains here are the diagrams that show you the marks below. Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers
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Thursday, January 14th, 2021 AT 9:17 AM (Merged)
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Hi, I have a nissan sentra 1994 b13 engine and I would like to know the timing marks for the timing chain. Thanks
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Thursday, January 14th, 2021 AT 9:18 AM (Merged)
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Hello,

Here are the diagrams below so you can see how the job is done. Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Thursday, January 14th, 2021 AT 9:18 AM (Merged)
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Hi all.

1993 Sentra, 1.6L DOHC

The timing chain was making lots of noise so I got brave and pulled the valve cover off to try to do the upper chain (this model has upper and lower chains). Have never done a chain before, but knew that I had to keep the camshafts from moving while the chain was off.

Didn't end up replacing the upper chain because - 1) you have to take the bottom sprocket off, which doubles as the upper sprocket on the bottom chain, and I didn't want to screw anything up with the bottom chain (I'd only taken the top part of the cam cover off, not the whole thing, so I didn't have full access to bottom chain).
And 2) when I took a look - the main cause of noise was no doubt from the fact that the upper tensioner was completely worn away and had serious grooves in the metal part of the tensioner - black plasticky part was completely gone! So I just did the tensioner. But in the process I DID take the two cam sprockets off. Which could have led to out-of-timing.

Car started on first crank - but "barely." It was very weak to get going (for about 2-3 seconds). Also I'm almost certain it lacks power like it used to (granted a 1.6L is small!) In fact last night (it was a bit colder last night here in MI), it wouldn't turn over at all - cranked, but like with the first start after the repair, it was "weak" and this time didn't turn over. Had to bump start it.

So. Could it be that one of the two cams (exhaust and intake) got out of time? I have a hunch this is it, based on what I've read. I didn't break anything while I was in there. One of them moved, I tried to get it back where it was to start, but not positive. The other one I'm nearly certain is where it started.

How can I check if the car is in time? I've got a small bit of experience working on cars (i.E. Willing to get dirty and scrape the knuckles), and a good manual, so is there some sort of test or visible check I can do to see if it's in time, and more importantly, to get it back in time?

Thanks for any help. I've got much more time than money right now, so if there's any way I can do this outside of paying a shop, marvelous.

Sorry bout the long post!
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Thursday, January 14th, 2021 AT 9:18 AM (Merged)
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If its a GA16DE it can be a bear installing the chain, and aligning all the sprockets correctly. I've done this engine 5x the 1st one I did was a nightmare the rest was gravy.

Put no.1 cyl. On TDC compression stroke verify, its all the way up look at the crank pulley-turn it till the pointer and zero lines up-open the distributor cap, is the rotor pointing the directly to no.1 tower-if not, sorry you have to do the chain/sprockets all over

The camshafts knock pins the Int. Cam should be between 9and 8 o clock and the Exh. Cam 12 o clock.

Crank lock key at 12o clock. Make sure the center sprocket dimple marks are at 1 and 5 o clock position

Note: 1. Don't worry about silvers and gold color on the chains. Just slap it on

2. Do the bottom chain first

You need to follow the book accordingly for 1st timer BTDT.

Good LUck
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1990 Nissan Sentra

I have installed an new Timing Chain Set and need to know what the timing marks (specifications) are in order to set the timing. Please Help! Thank You!
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Ignition timing 7deg BTC


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Rotor points at number one plug wire, but cam timing marks do not line up with anything. Even at 180 out.
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Timing marks.
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What are the timing belt markings to install a new timing belt
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Need timingbelt installation instructions and markings
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Good morning.

Picture attached below.

Procedure below.

Removal And Installation
Vehicle Engine, Cooling and Exhaust Engine Timing Components Timing Belt Service and Repair Procedures Removal And Installation
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

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TIMING BELT REMOVAL

CAUTION:
- After removing timing belt, do not rotate crankshaft and camshaft separately because valves will hit piston heads.
- Do not bend or twist timing belt too tightly.
- Ensure timing belt, camshaft sprocket, crankshaft sprocket and belt tensioner are clean and free from oil or water.
- Before installing timing belt, confirm that No.1 cylinder is set at top dead center (T.D.C.) On compression stroke.
- Align arrow in direction of timing belt rotation.
- Adjust timing belt tension with all spark plugs removed.

1. Remove the following parts.
- Front right side splash cover
- Front right side under cover

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2. Remove the following belts.
- Power steering oil pump drive belt
- Compressor drive belt
- Alternator drive belt

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3. Set No. 1 cylinder at top dead center (T.D.C.) On its compression stroke.
4. Remove the water pump pulley and crankshaft pulley.

NOTE: The crankshaft pulley is accessible after removing side cover from inside R.H. Wheel house.

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5. Remove right side engine mounting bracket.

NOTE: Support engine by placing a jack under oil pan. Do not place jack under oil pan drain plug.

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6. Remove upper and lower dust covers. Use a torx wrench.

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7. Loosen timing belt tension lock nut and rotate tension clock- wise. Then tighten tensioner lock nut.
8. Mark rotating direction mark on timing belt and Remove timing belt.

CAUTION:
After removing timing belt, do not rotate crankshaft and camshaft separately because valves will hit piston heads.

9. Remove belt tensioner and return spring.
10. Inspect the condition of belt tensioner and tensioner spring.
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