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Old 10-08-2010, 05:49 PM
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Ok sorry to appear really thick but how do you turn the crank with the fans in the way, or have I got to remove those to?
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:57 PM
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27 mm 1/2" socket on a 3" extension and a 1/2" ratchet will allow you to turn from underneath, assuming you've got the car up off the ground. Otherwise it's hard to turn from above. Luckily, in a 5 speed the fan shroud comes out relatively easily, you need only remove the 2 10mm bolts from the top front, loosen the clamp that holds the PS reservoir in place so it can be moved out of the way, and then remove the 90o fitting in the bottom of the airpump filter housing and move the airpump feed hose out of the way. There's also a ~1% chance that there's a zip tie holding the fan shroud to the lower radiator hose. The shroud pulls straight up about an inch (it clips into slots in the radiator at bottom), and then tilt one side or the other up about 30o, and wiggle it past the upper radiator hose. It will seem like it won't come out, but it will with some fidgeting. Be careful not to strain the clipped-on wiring for the electric fans.
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:35 PM
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Thanks very much for the prompt reply, I won't need to worry about any air pump fittings as that was removed by a PO.
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:14 PM
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Well I got the fans out of the way and turned the the engine over and it looks as if the right hand cam wheel is possibly one tooth out. I say possibl because as you look at it the very front edge of the reference mark on the gear is only just starting to line up with the reference mark on the back. The very small notch on the back of the cam wheel falls just short of this same mark. It also states in the WSM that the rotor arm should point to the left (of the vehicle) but it is not quite parallel to the ground.
Is this a timing belt off job to re-align or can a small adjustment like this be made on the cam wheel?
Sorry to keep asking questions but the last car I worked on had carbs, points and push rods!
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:27 PM
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Anybody any ideas re cam adjustment or is it a a belt off job?
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It is a belt off job unfortunately. If you can, put the crank bang on TDC and post some pics of the cam gear orientation and we will be able to tell if you are a tooth out or not.
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Old 10-12-2010, 05:44 AM
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