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Old 01-22-2013, 07:20 AM   #1
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svt vct gear

I have been searching and reading many instructions on timing belt replacement. No where in any of the literature that i have found is how to set the vct gear. Can anyone tell me or tell me where to go to find the answer. I have moved the gear a tooth either way and get either a p1381 or p1383 code. VERY frustrated! Is the gear supposed to be fully turned towards the front(towards bumper) or backwards (towards the windshield)? I had to do enough work that i had engine down to the block replacing pistons valves etc. PLEASE someone has to know the secret! When i say turning the gear i am talking about the cams in a locked and lined up position. Does the gear need to be set all the way forward or all the way back or somewhere in the middle? I am asking about the gear only. I have the engine at tdc and cams in alignment but have no idea where to set the gear to not get any codes.

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