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Answered 2006-07-17 17:45:13

When you install the new chain, it will have 3 links with silver sides, these go on the cam and crank gears on the lobe that has a dot on it. Make sure both cam gear dots point up and the crank dot points down, this puts you at TDC (top dead center) of the number piston. When I did my timing chain, I found that I had to turn the crank pulley counter clockwise to apply tension to the tensioner and to get the chain guide at the front installed. Hopefully you purchased a timing chain kit that includes a new tensioner and guides as this job is painful enough that you do not want to have to do it again because of a worn/bad reused part. Good Luck

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