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need help with broken timing belt 01 solara

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The timing belt broke on my wifes 01 solara 2.2L Auto (5S-FE Engine) and I have been following the write up by Trioxide1

on how to change the timing belt and I have replaced the oil pump oring and seal, water pump crankshaft seal and camshaft seal. I still need to install the tensioner, idler pulley and the belt. but before I do all of that how do I determine if the engine is at #1TDC compression vs exhaust and how do I set the camshaft to be in time to the crankshaft. I know about the timing marks but am unsure how to determine tdc and how to ensure the camshaft is set correctly.

If anyone knows of a write or is willing to walk me thru it I would greatly appreciate it.


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If you want, I can let the admins know that you'd like your old ID back.

Also, did you catch in the DIY that there is a second mark for the cam pulley that some people mistakenly align the pulley to? See this pic from the DIY:

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Glad to hear it was something simple! And thx for coming back to report the fix!
same here, I was Crazy Butcher, then Mr.Nutcase,

You should hear from an admin soon.
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