1990 Toyota Camry ignition timing

Tiny
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  • 1990 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 185,000 MILES
Hi 2 car pros:
Thank you for taking my question. I had the timing belt replaced at 148,000 and timing checked ok at 10 degree BTDC.
Now when I time the engine by rotating the distributor I cannot line up the timing mark to the proper specs. The timing mark is below the number indicator despite rotating the distributor to the maximum position.
Can you please help.
Thank you in advance.
Sincerely,
Stan
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 12:16 AM

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Tiny
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Did you short Te-1 to E-1 at the check connector when you check the timing and came up with 10BTDC.
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 3:26 AM
Tiny
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Dear rasmataz,
Yes I shorted the te1 to e1 however the timing marks still do not line up while turning the distributor.
Can you please help.
Thanks in advance.

Stan
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 AT 12:29 AM
Tiny
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Timing checked ok at 10 degree BTDC. If its giving you this while Te-1 to E-1 is shorted=this is the correct ignition timing 10BTDC.
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 AT 1:35 AM
Tiny
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Hi rasmataz,
Thanks for your quick response. I did short the te1 and e1 terminal however I was NOT able to adjust the timing to TDC 10 degrees while turning the distributor to the maximum position.
Can you help please?
Thanks in advance for your professional advise.
Sincerely,
Stan
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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 2:28 AM
Tiny
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Whoever did the timing belt did not do the valve timing correctly this is your problem.
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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 8:08 AM
Tiny
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Hi Rasmataz,
Thank you for your prompt response. How can I fix this incorrect valve timing?
Again your expertise is greatly appreciated.
Again thank you in advance.

Sincerely,
Stan
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 1:29 AM
Tiny
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You need to realign the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 3:15 PM
Tiny
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Dear Rasmataz,
Thank you so much for your prompt reply. Also thanks for your help. I will align the cam and crankshaft and let you know how it goes.
Again appreciate all your help.
Sincerely,
Stan
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 11:40 PM

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