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Old 04-09-2011, 05:23 PM
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Hey guys, I set my timing back marks back exactly on the crank and both cams. If I turn the engine over are they supposed to line back up again? I just wanted to confirm that they DO NOT line back up once you turn the engine over... someone says so earlier in this thread.
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Hey guys, I set my timing back marks back exactly on the crank and both cams. If I turn the engine over are they supposed to line back up again? I just wanted to confirm that they DO NOT line back up once you turn the engine over... someone says so earlier in this thread.
That is correct.
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excellent news... I thought I had screwed it up.
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I started up the truck last night after replacing the drivers side head gasket... she is purring like a kitten! I guess I got the timing correct

I appreciate all the help again guys!
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Glad you got it done and done right the first time. Happy Motoring.
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This helped me alot recently when timing a 04 5.4 3v. i now understand the timing of these engines. one last thing i want to add for the next feller needing to do an 04. it IS DIFFERENT, the old style phasers mentioned aren't timed by the same marks. mine had L's on both sides which i timed off of. the truck started but ran like dukey. it throwed a p0345. bank two was running backwards! it din't bend the valves because it was still getting out of the way. you have to time one side off of the other mark 180 degrees of the L on the phaser on the driver side. instead of tearing of the tc cover AGAIn. I just pulled the valve cover, put vise grips on the came behind the phaser, unbolted it rotated the phaser in the chain 180 and rotated the cam in relation to the marks, lined it up, tourqed 30 lbs, rotate 09 degree and bam. runs like a effin beast.
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hey guys im trying to git my truck back in time. its a 1997 ford f150 2 valve 5.4 i had to take the passenger side head off to git re worked and now i dont know how to set the timing on it back. im only 17 so i didnt have the money to git the cam holding tools so im trying to just wing it. so far everythings going back together good i just need help gittin this timing set so i can git back on the road
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hey guys im trying to git my truck back in time. its a 1997 ford f150 2 valve 5.4 i had to take the passenger side head off to git re worked and now i dont know how to set the timing on it back. im only 17 so i didnt have the money to git the cam holding tools so im trying to just wing it. so far everythings going back together good i just need help gittin this timing set so i can git back on the road
Go back to the first page and read my post. You dont need any special tools.
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Go back to the first page and read my post. You dont need any special tools.
i looked at some pictures a guy posted of him timing marks and i read what you wrote on here and set it like the picture showed i think i got it right but i havent got a chance to put the rest back together yet
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:11 PM
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hey guy's i have a 2000 5.4 i replaced the head gaskets and the cams moved a little but they are in the pre positions. i put the crank one tdc #1 as per the instructions in the service manual. but the timing marks will not line up. so i tried the way listed at the start of this thread.
i put the crank keyway at the 12o clock position then put the drivers cam at aprox 12o clock was able to get the marks to line up then did the passenger side the same way. but when i went to rotate the engine by hand i got about 12 degrees and it stopped. from what i can tell the exhaust valve on the #5 is hitting the piston.
i just dont get it all the marks are lined up and it still will not turn. i'll try and attach some pics if i can. need some help here this is really got me frustrated.
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it's hard to see but this is the drivers side in the back.
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drivers side cam.
Click the image to open in full size.passenger side.
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:15 AM
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Looks like you have the chains on backwards, the double colored links are to be on the cams with the mark on the cams between the links and the single colored link is on the crank mark, with that said, the crank should be in the position where 1 cylinder is at top dead center and the crank mark should be at 6 oclock at this time to verify you should slip the crank pully on and the tdc marks on the pully should line up with the marks on the timing cover hope this helps
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:21 AM
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Fyi the crank colored links ( the single links ) should be on the same tooth , so if you look at them they will back to back, i know the crank gear has two marks one on each side JUST USE ONE, the mark facing you at 6 both chains need the colored links at 6oclock, they do that so you can put the gear on either way and have a mark
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I just did mine 2000 5.4 2 valve hope this helps , the passenger cam will have spin pressure in this position it is kinda difficult to move the passenger cam fit the chain on
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