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so i just did a headgasket on my 05 camry with 2.4 engine.....after starting i noticed a " tic" from top end... car starts and runs "ok"..but not much power and sluggish pedal response...comes to temp, does not overheat.....exhaust looks and smells fine.....but i have 2 codes....the first is the crankshaft position sensor....and 2nd is a camshaft position sensor.......so i am guessing i have some mechanical timing issues??? anyone have an opinion?
 

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did you remove/replace the chain? if so, maybe its off a tooth or two?
did you have codes before replacing the hg?
why did you replace the hg?
did you have the head machined?
miles/maintenance history?
tony
 

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headgasket was leaking externally for close to a year.....bars head stop leak wasnt cutting it anymore....so yes chain removed, head machined, timecerts installed......no codes prior......i bought it oct 2015 with 133000.....now has 149000......not much history....p/o owned since 55000 but no major repairs
 

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Sounds like it's off timing. If you send me a PM I van give you a copy of the repair manual.
 
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If your crank timing is correct, no. But it would be really hard to tell without removing it.
 

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this is in response to hardtopte,,,,,just to clarify...i pulled harmonic balancer ...keyway is at12oclock on compression stroke, so for conversation sake, lets assume crank timing is correct, i also have the valve cover off and both cams are off a tooth....what is the procedure for setting cam timing without pulling chain cover off? i am guessing i have to back off on the chain tensioner and individually put a wrench on each camshaft and try to rotate to slip a link?

i've injured my back and leg so removing the chain cover will be a difficult job for me, not to mention a ton more work, not to mention its cold as heck here..have a heater in garage.....but no insulation so doesn't help much....cold concrete, cold tools, cold car....quicker i can fix this the better

searched for vids on just cam timing or replacing cams on this engine with no luck...really need my camry back on road...my one ton truck is killing my back on connecticut roads, not to mention my wallet
 
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