Last post on Sep 27, 2007 at 1:08 PM
You are in the Nissan Quest
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Nissan Quest, Van
#14 of 23 Re: timming belt & marking [steve_]
Jan 25, 2007 (1:18 pm)
steve its a 97 quest.
#15 of 23 Re: timming belt & marking [jorger]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 25, 2007 (1:37 pm)
Try this link instead of my stuff then - under subtopics/timing belt. Have a fun weekend.
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#16 of 23 Re: timming belt & marking [jorger]
Jan 31, 2007 (9:18 am)
steve your schematic of the timing belt worked beautifully. the quest is purrring again and i am the hero to my wife.
#17 of 23 93 dodge caravan 3.0 timing belt markings
Jan 31, 2007 (9:24 am)
need help lining the timing on the caravan for a co-workers van, can you help?
#18 of 23 Re: 93 dodge caravan 3.0 timing belt markings [jorger]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 31, 2007 (4:02 pm)
Hey, if you're going into the business, maybe I can get you out to Boise to do mine.
Try one of the discussions in the Voyager/Caravan group for help with the Caravan timing. There's also alldatadiy.com and the Auto Repair Reference Center you can try (many local libraries subscribe to one or the other, and many let you log in from home with a library card number to download schematics and tech info).
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#19 of 23 Re: If you do it yourself [oldarmy]
Feb 16, 2007 (12:22 pm)
I recall reading it once that it is a interference engine and I started looking for a timing belt, should be changed at 100K is what I read, and I thought that seemed kind of late.
#20 of 23 Re: 93 dodge caravan 3.0 timing belt markings [steve_]
Feb 16, 2007 (12:29 pm)
I just did a 96 Dodge Caravan 3.0 and found inside the distribor white lines to line up, I did and set the distributor rotor to line up with #1 spark plug wire. I was looking for the traditional marks on the crankshaft pully and found three notches, one notch had white paint on it. I aligned that up to the barrel view thing and then noticed the white marks lined up inside the distributor. If all else fails you can remove #1 spark plug and just tapping the ignition over wait for air to blow out of #1 spark plug hole. That is TDC right when #1 compression piston is at the top of the cylinder.
#21 of 23 Mercury Villager: Post Timing Belt Problems
Mar 06, 2007 (10:34 am)
I have a 99 Villager that threw the timing belt while I was trying to start it in my driveway. I had the timing belt replaced ($500 - included all the recommended replacements like the water pump) and then tried to have the car inspected. It passed the Mechanical Inspection but failed the emissions due to two codes. The Knock Sensor and the Cam Sensor. I don't believe there is anything wrong with the sensors. This car just passed emissions only 7 months ago. I'm convinced something happened with the timing belt. Is it possible that the garage didn't dial in the timing correctly causing misfiring or inefficient firing because the fire point is not hitting the precise time?
Anyone have something like this happen?
#22 of 23 Re: 99 Quest timing belt [steve_]
Sep 27, 2007 (11:37 am)
I have a 1995 Mercury Villager. The Timing belt broke at 118,000. I replaced the belt. I set up crank and cam to marks on belt. Car will not start and seems to be running free. I noticed that the instructions state that the crank is set at 5 o'clock postion,the left cam at 2 o'clock position and the right at 10 o'clock position. However, when I install the belt the marks on the belt do not align with the belt marks. I removed the belt and aligned cams to belt marks. Car will not start. Did I damage the engine? Engine in supposed to be noninterference. Can you help?
#23 of 23 Re: 99 Quest timing belt [linash]
by steve_ HOST
Sep 27, 2007 (1:08 pm)
I'm not sure what the difference is in the engines - my '99 is either a bit different or tweaked for a bit more hp. It's at 120,000 with the original belt.
I could look up the marks in my manual but I wouldn't trust the info for your '95, plus I can do brakes and minor stuff, but don't think I'm ready to tackle a timing belt. So I'm not much help.
Can you access some of the links in the Online Repair Manuals Guide? They may approach the issue from a different angle that whatever resource you are now using to replace the belt.
Steve, visiting host