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95 Corolla 1.8 timing belt help: finding TDC
I was replacing my water pump (due to a leak) on my 95 corolla (1.8 5 speed station wagon). I have done the timing belt and water pump before, so this is not new to me.
My problem is this:
I never find TDC before starting. I just pull off the belt, slip the new one on, and leave the car in gear, being careful not to move the crank or cam. Have never had a problem doing it this way.
This time, however, I bumped the cam and it shifted, so I need to find TDC for the crank and cam, but the belt is off already.
I have the cam aligned right (hole at the top), but I don't know which mark in the plastic cover to align the notch on the crank pully with. It only has 10 and 0 marked, and it is very ambiguous as to which of the four marks in the plastic cover is zero. Any input on this?
I have a picture if necessary, but can't find an easy way to upload it.
Also, how do I know which of the strokes the crank is on (since it turns twice as fast as the cam)?
Any input on this would be great. I'm mad at myself for messing this up, and would love to get the car back together and move on.