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timing belt question

Old 06-10-2009, 08:08 PM
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Unhappy timing belt question

Hello i have a 96 mercury villager i am installing a new timing belt and i am also going to repplace the water pump but i am haveing some issues putting the belt back on everthing is at tdc i but the belt on like the book says i turn it over twice like the book says but when i bring it back to tdc the three white marks do not line up with the cam marks and crank i can move them back and i get the same thing what the heck am i doing wrong? am i mising a procedure shoundnt the marks line back up after turning it to full revolutions the marks do on all three spots but not the marks can anyone help. i cant afford to lose any more hair you can reply here or my personnel email or shoot at this poimt in time i would even take a phone call if you or if you happen to live in the area of granbury texas stop by email me if you want to give me a call i give you my number
thanks kevin
Old 06-11-2009, 02:56 AM
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with the pullies being different sizes I don't think they're supposed to line up after turning the engine over. as long as you start off at cyl. #1 TDC and have the marks aligned, you should be good.
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