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EJ22 timing belt marks???!!!
Posted 20 August 2003 - 02:31 AM
go figures it was not correct.. the car turned over, and made funny sounds, and did not fire... so I took it all back apart and realised there a a couple different marks on the cam pulleys and the crank gear... so which marks do I align up top? so far I have tried the 2 little tick markes "up" on the cams, and the arrow on the crank gear (center tbelt pully) up as well.. but then I noticed that there was also a different mark on the crank pully... which timing mark do I use!!!???
Should we maybe put this info (with pics) into the USRM for T belt replacement on EJ and EA motors.... cause the haynes manual has the wrong timing info for ea82! so I dont want to trust it with the EJ22!!
I need to get this car back on the road asap!! (moms car! and she needs it for work!)
Posted 20 August 2003 - 05:38 AM
There are notches in the rear section of the cam belt covers that should align with the single notches in all the sprockets.
If it's a DOHC the double marks on the lower half of the intake cam sprocket should be used to line up the exhaust cam sprocket.
Posted 20 August 2003 - 06:52 AM
1 Lucky Texan
Posted 20 August 2003 - 07:15 AM
Now for the rest of you, with the exception of the B22, how many of you have seen a DOHC EJ22 that came that way from the factory???? This is an American version of the EJ22, and therefore only came as a SOHC version. As far as I know, it is also a clearence engine and therefore nay noise would not be valves hitting the piston.
Posted 20 August 2003 - 09:24 AM
Also, the worry on the DOHC is VAVLES colliding, no pistons mentioned by the Lucky Texan
Posted 20 August 2003 - 09:53 AM
Endwrench.com has a great article with pictures on the 2.2 L engine timing belt process. I highly recommend checking it out.
Did you also change the water pump and thermostat. If not, I would highly recommend it. Mine failed at 110k.
Posted 20 August 2003 - 10:33 AM
and I know it is a clearance engine, ifit wasn't , I wouldnt have tryed starting it without being sure it was correct!
but anyways, thats the thing I was wondering (mattski) said there is different marks on the crank sproket- so I use the one on the plate behind the sprocket, and not the arrow on the front of the sproket?
i think what happened, is that I aligned the timing marks on the cams and the arrow on the crank sprocket all pointing up (to the marks on the block/covers) and thats what made them misaligned....
Corky- are you going to email me a jpg image of that page? please remember to send it to my email@example.com email...
Posted 20 August 2003 - 10:42 AM
Here in the USA, over the years we have had the EJ18 SOHC, the EJ20 (DOHC only in WRX), the EJ22 SOHC, and the EJ25 (both DOHC and SOHC).
I too consider this board an international board, and appreciate international input, but it helps to know the origin of the person making the request, which is why I ususally check their bios before answering, that way I know where they live and can answer accordingly.
Posted 20 August 2003 - 10:48 AM
Hope this helps...
Posted 20 August 2003 - 11:40 AM
another qucik question-
on the crank sprocket, there is a little key thing (keeps sprocket aligned on shaft) and it seems to be worn out! how do you change this? or is it changeable? or should I not worry? (it seems to affect the crank alignment with the T belt!)
Posted 20 August 2003 - 11:42 AM
Ratty2Austin, seach for my post around December 20, 2002 under my previous name of 97svx. I believe that I had included a lot of info on my timing belt change experience.
In the future, I will be marking the old belt and reference points before I take it off.
Lastly, once you install it correctly, when you crank the engine, the timing marks will not line up again until a certain number of revolutions, so do not drive yourself crazy.
Posted 20 August 2003 - 12:27 PM
i know it is too late to help you now, but i usually don't remove something until i have a pretty good idea of how it works. when i took my timing belt off, i spent about 20 mins marking the belt and noting the position of different marks and such. this tends to be lots of help when reassembling. saved my butt lots of times.
Posted 20 August 2003 - 04:25 PM
I agree with theotherskip. I bought white touch-up paint, and painted the correct marks, which I identified carefully in the Haynes manual, and I made those marks quite clear.
Don't worry about the arrows on the spokes of the cam sprockets. I don't know what they're for and didn't use them. There are small marks on the outer edge of the sprockets that need to line up with the marks in the rear timing covers. That's how you do it.
I urge you to get the Haynes manual. It is not a Bible, but if you follow it closely enough, you should pull it off without a hitch.
Posted 20 August 2003 - 09:24 PM
thanks for the help guys!
Posted 20 August 2003 - 09:29 PM
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