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Timing question

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by DavidSC1971, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. DavidSC1971

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    first: Thanks everyone for the well wishes onthe "off topic" forum, I will be going in for some tests soon

    today I was driving a friend of mine in my car and he noticed the problem I've been having for a long time. he said it souds like my timing is off but since theres no distributor cap or whatever, it can't be adjusted.
    he said to ask y'all how the timing is done on this car (vacuum or electrcal I think he said) but he said it definitely sounds like a timing problem.

    thanks again for everything
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    I think you're gonna have to pull off your timing belt cover and have a look. To make sure your timing's right, you'll have to pull off your timing belt and align the marks on your camshaft sprocket and your crankshaft sprocket. There are marks on both sprockets and also on your block, these are what you need to align. The bottom one is kind of tough to see, helps to have an extra person there to watch it while you turn the sprocket. If there is an easier way, I don't know about it.. your timing belt probably just skipped a tooth.
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    thanks. that is all way above my level of expertise.

    question: would the timing belt need to be taken off while putting a new clutch on? reason I ask, this has come up since I had it in a shop to put a new clutch on. Also I can't remember the last time I had the timing belt changed so maybe I ought to just have that done?

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