Mazda 626 timing


Old 05-17-02, 10:51 AM
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Mazda 626 timing

Where do I set the crank and the cam for a 1987 Mazda 626 for the timing .
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Old 05-17-02, 11:34 PM
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You need a service manual. A $14 Haynes manual will provide you with the info you need, along with a bunch of other info you may need in the future. A wise investment.
Old 05-18-02, 06:21 AM
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Also, try checking the link for some ideas.

I agree with Knuckles on the manual though.
Old 05-18-02, 08:11 PM
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Hello egaptap, I have a "91 626 and also have a Haynes manual on the car. This car has the 4 cylinder and timing the car according to Haynes is not possible on my car. I assume the crank mark is the balancer key as most Mazdas are but the cam has 4 marks on it. After much effort a call to my local mechanic informed me the valve cover must be removed and timed by valve position. You can freely try this because this is not an interference engine and no damage should occur due to bad timing.....Mike
Old 05-20-02, 03:48 AM
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4 or 6 cylinder? My '93 2.5 V6 is 6 degrees before top dead center. I think that is right, not sure until I look in my book or on the underhood sticker. No underhood sticker on yours? By all means, get a book (model specific) with info on that car. It only takes one DIY job on that car, or any car, to pay for the book.

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