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Old 24 Nov 2011, 12:16 am
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Default problems with 1986 honda cive 4cly?

i have a 86 honda civic...recently my water pump broke over heatting on freeway luckly i didnt crack my ratiator . i bought a new part and found out to get to the water pump i had to remove the timing belt.. i marked where the belt gose so i wont loose my spot and even bought a new timing belt and now its not starting ...i know its because the belt is off i just want to know how to i figur out how it gose back on.....fyi i am not car savy so keep to sweet n easey please
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Old 24 Nov 2011, 12:50 am
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An easy way to check your cam timing without having to look at the engine sprockets, is to turn your engine to TDC using the flywheel mark, and look at your cam sprocket. Make sure the little arrows are lined up on the cam bearing seam. I use a mirror to get a straight look at it, since your head won't fit in there
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Old 24 Nov 2011, 01:01 am
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The upper pulley will have a mark and it will be pointing up (I remember) then you have to take one spark plug out (the first one, its the one closer to the time belt) and feel with a screwdriver when you turn your engine when the screwdriver is in its max upper point (because the piston is pushing it up). That's the correct timing to install your belt
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Old 24 Nov 2011, 01:16 am
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You should ask the DIYers on the Honda forums. They will know. I love Hondas and I've worked on cars but timing isn't my forte. I understand how it works but I have never been able to set the timing right.
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Old 24 Nov 2011, 01:31 am
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take the belt of turn your cam and crank to top dead center and put the belt back on and shoot the timing light
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