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What are the timing marks for a 1997 Cadillac Catera?

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June 29, 2009 2:42PM

The rear metal timing belt cover has a notch behind each of the

camshafts. Use these notches to put the mark on the camshaft gear

starting from passenger side with the #1 on the camshaft gear, then

2,3, & 4 in order. On the crankshaft you must remove the 6 bolt

holding the pulley and remove pulley so that you may access the

mark on the bottom gear. One you locate that mark that one should

be aligned at 6 o'clock position with a recess on the front right

underneath that gear. At this point cylinder #1 is at top dead

center. If you had removed the timing Gears, Install the gear so

the alignment pin on the cam is in the correct, numbered alignment

slot on the cam gear, to prevent a 180 degree out cam timing.

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