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Timing questions

Postby Dlock » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:10 pm

Well another timing question for you guy's lol.
Just put a new head on my 02 sport 2.2l and i can't get the intake cam to tdc, the ex and crank are fine but intake is off 2 teeth. Does any know what to do or have a link to a similar topic? Thx
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Re: Timing questions

Postby itsmehb » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:14 pm

Several years back I put a head gasket on a 2000 Amigo with the 2.2. I tried to time it myself to no avail. One of the cams wouldn't stay aligned with it's mark. I don't really remember which one it was. At any rate it took 2 of us. I physically held the cam in position while my son in law did the rest. Like you said, the crank and one cam will stay on there marks. Be careful that you don't try to rotate the engine if iy's not timed correctly as it's an interference engine.
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Re: Timing questions

Postby Dlock » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:48 pm

Can i turn the cam back 2 teeth or is that a no no? lol
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Re: Timing questions

Postby itsmehb » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:05 am

It's been a while and just remember that I set both cams on there marks and also the crank. Then put the belt on. So I would say if you have the belt on and the crank and one cam are lined up and the one that won't stay on its mark is 2 teeth off then yes move it to line up. There's another member here that has 2.2 experience, maybe he hasn't seen this. I'll try to find out who that was and you could maybe send him a PM.
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Re: Timing questions

Postby Dlock » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:43 pm

I figured it out, thank for the response.
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Re: Timing questions

Postby gwana66 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:10 pm

I'm late to the party. There's a factory tool for this to hold the cams in place, but the easiest way I've found is to use a wrench on the flats of the cams to get them to the timing marks. Use vice grips to hold the two cam gears together and put the belt on.
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