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Old 21 Mar 2014, 11:39 am
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Default How do I fix my timing on my 1991 Acura ledgon?

My timing belt broke no my timings off help
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Old 21 Mar 2014, 11:49 am
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When you install the timing belt, the crank shaft and cam shaft sprocket have to be lined up with index marks. Line them up with the crank shaft on the correct rotation and you should be good to go.
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Old 21 Mar 2014, 12:01 pm
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yikes! dunno if that's wise! re-setting cam/crank blindly after that. i strongly advise you don't follow the above reply.


this has an interference type engine. if the timing belt has broken, there was likely some sort of valve to piston contact.

prognosis is generally not good when a timing belt fails on these types of engines. the cost of repair (which *may* entail engine replacement) after something like that may out weigh the value of the vehicle. being a '91.

assuming, since you asked the Q, you're not a seasoned mechanic.

i would not blindly set the cam/crank. might cause damage that was not there.

i'd tow this to a reputable ASE shop or the dealer for futher diagnosis to ensure, if there is no internal damage, you don't cause any..

so you understand,

here's the definition of an interference type engine,

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Old 21 Mar 2014, 12:17 pm
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The only thing I would advice you to do is check the timing marks as indicating in the followed link: Turn the engine over by hand to obtain the timing marks line up (Slow) :

Then do a compression check or a leak down test to see if you have bent valves, with the 3.2L is an interference engine; most likely 5% of the time, you may get lucky without any damage done.

How to do a compression test:

How to do an engine (cylinder) leak down test:

The tools are available at your local auto part stores or online. This is the cheapest one leak down tester that I've found online:

If you're not familiar with the procedures then get some help. Good luck to you. HTH
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