Timing Belt

Tiny
SEAP
  • 1995 TOYOTA CAMRY

Four cylinder front wheel drive manual 193,000 miles.

My timing belt broke so I bought a new belt and I am trying to time the crankshaft to the camshaft, but I still do not have it right. How is it supposed to be timed? Yeah. If you could give me a step by step instruction that would be great. I have never done this before.

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 AT 12:43 PM

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Tiny
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Here is a guide and the instructions below:

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/toyota/camry/1995

Removal:

Disconnect negative battery cable. Raise and support vehicle.
Remove lower engine cover. On Celica and Camry, remove right front wheel.
On all models, lower vehicle.
On MR2, remove right hood side panel and cruise control actuator.
Remove right rear wheel. On Celica and Camry, remove alternator from engine and secure out of way. On Camry, remove coolant reservoir tank if it interferes with timing belt removal.
Remove engine control (torque) rod from front of engine.
On all models, remove accessory drive belts.
Using floor jack, slightly raise engine to remove weight from right (timing belt side) engine mount at timing belt cover.
Remove right (timing belt side) engine mount and bracket from front of engine. Remove spark plugs.
Remove Number two timing belt cover and gaskets. See Figure.


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Rotate crankshaft clockwise so cylinder number one is at TDC on compression stroke. Cylinder number one is front cylinder at timing belt end of engine.
Ensure timing mark on crankshaft pulley aligns with "0" mark on number one timing belt cover. Ensure hole in camshaft sprocket aligns with alignment mark on camshaft bearing cap. See Figure.


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. If hole in camshaft sprocket is not aligned with alignment mark, rotate crankshaft clockwise one full revolution.

CAUTION: If reusing timing belt, mark direction of timing belt rotation on belt. Place mating marks on timing belt at camshaft sprocket and at crankshaft sprocket for reassembly reference. Also place reference mark on timing belt at upper edge of number one timing belt cover. See Figure.

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Loosen number one idler pulley bolt.
Move No. 1 idler pulley outward, away from timing belt as far as possible. Temporarily re-tighten number one idler pulley bolt. Remove timing belt from camshaft sprocket.
Using pulley holder (SST 09213-54015) or equivalent, hold crankshaft pulley. Remove crankshaft pulley bolt.
Using gear puller, remove crankshaft pulley. Remove number one timing belt cover and gasket. Note direction of timing belt guide installation.
Remove timing belt guide.
Loosen number one idler pulley bolt.
Remove timing belt from crankshaft sprocket. Remove idler pulleys (if necessary).

Revised Timing Belt Tension Spring Procedure (1992-96 Camry):

From Toyota technical service bulletin EG001-99; January 29, 1999: For 1992-96 Camry, the timing belt tension spring procedure was revised. When replacing the timing belt on 1992-96 Camry with 2.2L, tension spring MUST be replaced. The revised tension spring 0 (Part No. 905-7-17003) is a 13-coil design which replaces the original 10-coil design.

Installation:

Install number two idler pulley (if removed). Install and tighten bolt to specification.
Ensure idler pulley is clean and rotates smoothly.
Install number one idler pulley and tension spring (if removed). Pry number one idler pulley away from timing belt area as far as possible. Temporarily tighten number one idler pulley bolt. Ensure idler pulley is clean and rotates smoothly.
Using crankshaft pulley bolt, rotate crankshaft so timing mark on crankshaft sprocket aligns with timing mark on oil pump housing. See Figure.


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This will position key-way in crankshaft sprocket at 12 o'clock position.
CAUTION:If reusing timing belt, ensure reference marks on timing belt align with reference marks placed on crankshaft and camshaft sprockets.
Ensure timing belt is installed in original direction of rotation.

Ensure all sprockets and idler pulleys are clean. Install timing belt on crankshaft sprocket, oil pump sprocket, number one idler pulley, and then number two idler pulley in sequence.
Install timing belt guide with cupped side away from crankshaft sprocket and flat side toward timing belt. Install number one timing belt cover and new gasket.
Align crankshaft pulley key groove with key in crankshaft.
Install crankshaft pulley. Install and tighten crankshaft pulley bolt to specification.
Rotate crankshaft clockwise so cylinder number one is at TDC on compression stroke.
Ensure timing mark on crankshaft pulley aligns with "0" mark on number one timing belt cover. If reusing timing belt, ensure reference mark on timing belt aligns with upper edge of number one timing belt cover.
Rotate camshaft, and align hole in camshaft sprocket with alignment mark on camshaft bearing cap.
Install timing belt on camshaft sprocket.
If reusing timing belt, ensure reference mark on timing belt aligns with the reference mark on camshaft sprocket.
Ensure tension exists on timing belt between the crankshaft and camshaft sprockets.
CAUTION: Do not rotate crankshaft counterclockwise, as viewed from timing belt end of engine.

Loosen number one idler pulley bolt half turn. Rotate crankshaft pulley two full revolutions clockwise from TDC to TDC.
Ensure timing mark on crankshaft pulley aligns with "0" mark on number one timing belt cover, and hole in camshaft sprocket aligns with alignment mark on camshaft bearing cap

If timing marks are not aligned, remove timing belt and reinstall.
Rotate crankshaft clockwise 1 and 7/8 revolutions and align crankshaft pulley "0" mark with forty five degree before top dead center (BTDC) mark on number one timing belt cover.
See Figure.


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Tighten number one idler pulley bolt to specification
Install number two timing belt cover and gaskets.
Install and tighten spark plugs to specification.
To install remaining components, reverse removal procedure.
Install all bolts/nuts on right (timing belt side) engine mount before tightening to specification.
On Camry, when installing control rod and bracket on strut tower and right (timing belt side engine mount, tighten bolts to specification in sequence.


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Please let us know what happens so it will help others.

Cheers

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Saturday, October 24th, 2009 AT 6:39 AM
Tiny
NANAOF4904
  • 1995 TOYOTA CAMRY

Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 179k miles

my timing belt broke as I was going down the road. Iv asked several people and have gotten several answers. Does the timing belt have to be replaced before checking the compression and do I even need to check the compression because of the engine type?Some said no doubt cause it broke while in motion my heds are warpped some said because of being a non, cant rem word that it wouldnt have warpped the heads

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Friday, September 29th, 2017 AT 5:04 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Yes you must put on a new timing belt before checking compression.

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Friday, September 29th, 2017 AT 5:04 PM (Merged)
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POPTOY
  • 1995 TOYOTA CAMRY

Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 180000 miles

What are the chances I have broken valves or valve components as a result of the broken engine. What does resistance engine type have to do with this.

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Friday, September 29th, 2017 AT 5:04 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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According to the information I have, this is not an interference engine. There should be no damage to the valves or pistons from a broken belt.

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GUNSMOKELN
  • 1995 TOYOTA CAMRY

Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 175000 miles

is the toyota 2.2L 4 cyl. A interfearance eng.
Timing belt broke

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Friday, September 29th, 2017 AT 5:04 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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5sfe motor is not interference, pending on how fast the engine was spinning "rpm" you should have no problems
ive seen some colide with valves, but that was due to high revs when the belt broke

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JOHNNY5STILLALIVE59
  • 1998 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • 120,000 MILES

Timing belt broken. Need to know where the timing marks are?

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JAYLENMIAH
  • 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY

Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 170000 miles

i need a timing mark alingment for my car my timing belt broke and I guess the guys needs the timing mark alingment sheet

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Friday, September 29th, 2017 AT 5:05 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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On the crank pulley there is a "V" cut out on the pulley, align to zero on plastic cover. On the top pulley there should be a hole in the pulley spokes, behind the pulley you should see a notch (groove) , line that up with the hole, use a mirror to look inside the hole aligning to the notch and put timing belt on careful not to turn pulleys.


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Friday, September 29th, 2017 AT 5:05 PM (Merged)
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URBANC71
  • 1990 TOYOTA CAMRY

Engine Mechanical problem
1990 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 200000 miles

I changed the timming belt water pump 3s fe motor but no start when the belt broke could it have damaged the motor

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Friday, September 29th, 2017 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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You probably didn't set the valve timing correctly and your engine is not an interference

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Friday, September 29th, 2017 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Ive checked it over and over it looks like it s on time how would you set valve timming its very important iget this car running again

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Friday, September 29th, 2017 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check if you're getting fuel and spark

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Ok Ive changed the fuel pump its only getting 10 volts at the pump. Is that normal? And when I first turn the ignition on it does not prime the fuel system.
And spark was acting funny so I changed cap rotor wires and coil. Spark is still not strong but it will run if I spray starting flluid in the throttle body. I hate to trash the car it should run everything ive done. With time and money on parts. It wants to run but its missing something. I was looking at some of the other questions you have answered on no power and no start with the toyota camry but none of them say what the out come was or if they figured it out. When I first changed the timming belt car ran but no power. Now it will only run with the starting fluid. This car is all my family has Ive been taking the bus to work walking to the store triying to fix the car and Im getting so stressed over the whole thing. We cant afford buying a new car at this time. Thank you very very much for your time.

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Friday, September 29th, 2017 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Are the injectors pulsing?

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MLANDRI1
  • 1990 TOYOTA CAMRYTOYOTA CAMRY

1983 Toyota Camry, 70,000 miles, 4clyd engine.

About two weeks ago, my car's timing belt broke. I had it towed to the local toyota service center, where they replaced the timing belt and driver belt for $450. Just a few days ago, however, my car broke down in the exact same manner as it did when the timing belt broke. I had it towed to the same service center.

However, they are now telling me that the timing belt broke AGAIN, but that it is not their fault! Their claim is that my water pump failed and this caused the timing belt to break, which in turn gauged the timing belt cover. They say they will replace the water pump, gasket, thermostat and timing belt cover for $300, and throw in the new timing belt and labor on that at no charge.

What should I do--this seems pretty suspicious, and I'd like to know if they are really responsible for the second broken timing belt and are just trying to screw me out of an extra $300?

PS: Wouldn't they know if the water pump was 10 days away from failing when they repaired the timing belt the first time? And is it even possible that a failed water pump would cause a broken timing belt?

Thanks!

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Friday, September 29th, 2017 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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It is possible they are correct, if the waterpump siezed it could break the belt or if coolant got on the belt, it should be changed.
If the AC compressor siezed it could also break the belt.
Normally shops replace only what is necessary, while it may have been a good idea to rotate the waterpump to see if you hear anything, a bearing should make some noise (waterpump), unless they are saying coolant leaked on the belt.
I would simply ask for a more detailed explaination from the as to what caused the second timing belt failure, a siezed WP or coolant contamination.
Still; sounds like they are trying to work with you. You could also check the local BBB to see if they have any/alot of consumer complaints.

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Friday, September 29th, 2017 AT 5:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Here, you got the best of the world's finest auto experts you can imagine.

My advice is quit going there, lesson learned. Each and one us has a specialty or masters in automotive servicing that can assist you in any given automotive problems. Next time check-in with small donation a lot cheaper than an independent shop/dealer. We need donation to run this site-don't be surprise if you comeback and we're no longer here.

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