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Timing a 2000 Nissan Sentra

I took on the challenge of working on my mothers car, a 00 sentra. I found that the tensioner on the timeing chain was literaly gone so I replaced it. Now I have came across another problem with everything working like it should. The timeing is off and the book is about as helpfull as my dog. Anyone have a suggestion on this one.


Yes this is the third car I have posted about lol. I am the only one in my imediate family that is even somewhat mechanicly inclined and there happens to be seven cars between my brothers, mother, and myself.

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I took on the challenge of working on my mothers car, a 00 sentra. I found that the tensioner on the timeing chain was literaly gone so I replaced it. Now I have came across another problem with everything working like it should. The timeing is off and the book is about as helpfull as my dog. Anyone have a suggestion on this one.


Yes this is the third car I have posted about lol. I am the only one in my imediate family that is even somewhat mechanicly inclined and there happens to be seven cars between my brothers, mother, and myself.
Will it run at all or does it run just runs rough ? sounds like it may be a tooth off. JMO may have to tear it back down and re-check it. IMHO

The crankshaft keyway is up and the dot on the gear is down.

The camshaft keyway is up and the dot in the gear is up. The distributor is pointing at the number 1 plug wire. The silver links on the timing chain are aligned with the dot on the top of the camshaft gear and the bottom dot on the crankshaft gear. There are like 23 links on each side between the silver links of the timing chain.




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It was running rough before and now that the tensioner is replaced it sounds the same when its trying to start but now it just wont. I have moved it to where I think it should go (a tooth either way) and still the same results. Could it possibly be that when I replaced that tensioner it fell that far out of timeing? Also someone told me that I may have to have it electronicly timed, but I want to avoid that since its a 12 YO car thats barely worth its weight in scrap.
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