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I just started changing my timing belt and notice that the intake came is off by one tooth. The previous owner had it done by a shop when he had it. I’ve been driving the car for the last 6 years with the timing off. Had no issues with the car. My question is am I going to have a hard time starting the car after I put everything back together the right way? Will the timing be really off when I try to start it? Here’s a pic of how it look now before I take off the old belt.
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Being a tooth off usually means they run just not well. It should be fine once you put it back but you'll want to set base timing. I've always had to force one cam a bit for them to be 19 teeth apart when assembling. I'd put it all together, crank it through a few times, check your marks again, then fire it up and start timing. Our motors are non-interference so you can't do much damage.
 

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Is it just me, or do you have... the intake cam on the exhaust mark and the exhaust cam on the intake mark...? Are you at TDC..?
 
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