Is this a good tip?


Asked by Aug 14, 2017 at 10:44 PM about the 1990 Toyota Pickup 2 Dr Deluxe 4WD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

If I set marks on cams and crank
forward one or two teeth and then
tighten tensioner pulley will it do
its job and be set? Because twice
now I've had marks perfect then
start up and it is 40° or so off
when I check with timing light.

3 Answers


One tooth maybe depends on how everything is set. This worked on a Honda 4cyl for me before doing timing belt, did not run correctly when marks were lined up do I move the cam on tooth, tried it moved both ways, one way did not crank at all so I move it the other way which since I move one tooth already I then moved it 2 teeth the other way and it ran perfect. I think after the tension is on it then it moved slightly, and moving one tooth will line up when tension is added.

1 people found this helpful.

Thank you!


would check the free play at the a matter of fact I do believe there is a bolt to set that once the timing is set...release....take a look at your assembly to find a pre-tension array~

Your Answer:


Looking for a Used Pickup in your area?

CarGurus has 3 nationwide Pickup listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Toyota Pickup Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
    Juan Hernandez
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota 4Runner
12 Great Deals out of 571 listings starting at $4,900
Used Ford F-150
103 Great Deals out of 12,456 listings starting at $352
Used Ford Ranger
8 Great Deals out of 298 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Corolla
68 Great Deals out of 4,210 listings starting at $260
Used Jeep Wrangler
28 Great Deals out of 1,586 listings starting at $2,800
Used Honda Civic
125 Great Deals out of 4,541 listings starting at $1,888

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.