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Anyone know how to time the dual cams on a 2.0?

11-13-2004, 06:50 PM
I finally finished putting the water pump in my 96 Mystique. It will barely idle now, I think one of the overhead cams is out of time, when I put the pulleys back on (they have no grooves to line them up) I forgot to tighten one of the bolts. I started it and then remembered I forgot the one bolt pulled everything back off and it was loose. It idled good before but now kind of surges when you do get it to idle. Does anyone know how to time the cams or if there is anywhere on the web that I can look. I hate to buy a manual since I am going to sell it when I get it running.


11-16-2004, 08:08 AM
I'm not 100% sure on your 95, but on the 98 2.0 engine, part of the alignment is putting a .20 inch strip of metal in the slots on drivers side end of the camshafts. (your local library might have a manual you could check out)

11-19-2004, 12:52 AM
Thanks, I bought a manual for it. It only took 20 minutes to pull the valve cover and time it. I used a steel ruler it fit right in.


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