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Timing marks on volvo s40

Can you tell me where is the engine timing marks on volvo s40 with cvvt pully on exhaust cam

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    I have been looking for repair manuals and calling all kinds of people and i can not find. I need the timing marks for the timing belt on a 2001 volvo S40 turbo 1.9 if anyone can help me with picture or details i would gladly appreciate ur time.

  • rach4phil Nov 16, 2008

    hi i cant find the timming marks for the bottom crank do you now where they are please.



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The crank has the only mark you have a procedure for the cam gear you should see if the local dealer will print this out for you

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There are marks on the crank pulley and cam gears. Cam gears should align upwards with the marks on the top timing cover. Crank will have a slot to line up with the crank pulley. pay attention to marks One mistake and its all over.

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If I remember correctly, when you remove the timing belt cover, the marks are on the plastic piece that remains on the car after you take the outside timing belt cover off ( the piece between the pulleys and the engine)

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There are small groves in the cam pullys at the top on these you are ment to remove the caps at the other end of the head and put the special locking tool in i only ever use this for changing vvti pullys normally i use tip x to do them never had one wrong yet

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 2.4l turbo timing marks see marks on cam

everything is at 12 o'clock. see diagram from


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SOURCE: timing marks on a 2000 volvo v40 1.9t

Timing belt alignment markings


Here is all the tech info for removing and replacing....hope this helps you:

4-Cylinder Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Right hand engine cover
    • Cover over the right headlamp
    • Accessory drive belt
    • Front timing cover
    • Servo reservoir
  3. Position Volvo lifting beam 999 5006 or equivalent slightly in front of the front lifting eyelet for the engine. Use Volvo lifting arm 999 5383 or equivalent and Volvo lifting hook 999 5460 or equivalent to raise the front of the engine a few millimeters.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Right-hand engine mount
    • Right front wheel
  5. Turn the crankshaft until the markings on the crankshaft and camshaft pulley correspond. Turn the crankshaft a further 1/4 turn clockwise and then back again until the markings correspond. The markings are illustrated. Remove the upper timing cover.
  6. Slacken off the center screw for the belt tensioner slightly.
  7. Turn the tensioner clockwise to 10 o'clock.
  8. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Air baffles
    • Lower belt cover
    • Timing belt

To install:
  1. Turn all the pulleys listening for bearing noise. Check to see that the contact surfaces are clean and smooth. If the tensioner pulley lever or idler is seized, replace it.
  2. If replacing with a new idler pulley, tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  3. If replacing tension pulley, screw into place using the center bolt by hand. Ensure that the tensioner fork is centered over the cylinder block rib. Ensure that the Allen hole on the eccentric is at "10 o'clock".
  4. Install the timing belt in the following order:
    1. Around the crankshaft sprocket
    2. Around the idler pulley
    3. Around the camshaft sprockets
    4. Around the water pump
    5. Onto the belt tensioner
  5. Carefully turn the crankshaft clockwise until the timing belt is tensioned. The belt must be tensioned between the intake camshaft pulley, the idler pulley and the crankshaft
  6. Hold the belt tensioner center screw secure. Turn the belt tensioner eccentric counter-clockwise until the tensioner indicator passes the marked position.
  7. Then turn the eccentric back so that the indicator reaches the marked position in the center of the window and tighten the center bolt to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  8. Press the belt to check that the indicator on the tensioner moves easily.
  9. Install or connect the following:
    • Lower belt guard
    • Air baffles
    • Upper timing cover
  10. Turn the crankshaft two turns. Check that the markings on the crankshaft and camshaft pulley correspond.
NOTE Check that the indicator on the belt tensioner is within the marked area.

  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Lower timing cover
    • Front timing cover and tighten to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm)
    • Accessory drive belt
    • Engine mount and tighten to 49 ft. lbs. (67 Nm)
    • Servo reservoir. Tighten bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
    • Front wheel
    • Right hand engine cover
    • Cover over the right headlamp
    • Negative battery cable

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SOURCE: I need cam timing settings

The timing marks on the cam gears align with the timing marks in the rear timing cover. The timing mark on the crank gear aligns with the timing mark on the oil pump assembly.
The tensioner is set by rotating the tensioner clockwise until the holes in the tabs on the left side of the tensioner are aligned, then tighten the center bolt.

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