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How do you set the timing on a V6 DOHC engine

The timing belt on my vehicle tore. Had to replace it but can't get the car to start.

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You should purchase a chiltons manual; it will explain how to set up timing system to get car started, and then how to set the timing to manufacturer specifications

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