Download CAUTION: INTERFERENCE ENGINE When installing the timing belt, be sure to align all alignment marks on the belt with corresponding marks on the sprokets. If incorrectly installed, interference between pistons and valves may occur. A: REMOVAL 1. TIMING BELT 1. Remove timing belt guide. (MT vehicles only) 2. If alignment mark (a) and/or arrow mark (which indicates rotation direction) on timing belt fade away, put new marks before removing timing belt as shown in procedures below. 1. Turn crankshaft using ST. Align mark (a) of sprocket to cylinder block notch (b) and ensure that right side cam sprocket mark (c), cam cap and cylinder head matching surface (d) and/or left side cam sprocket mark (e) and belt cover notch (f) are properly adjusted. ST 499987500 CRANKSHAFT SOCKET 2. Using white paint, put alignment and/or arrow marks on timing belts in relation to the crank sprocket and cam sprockets. Specified data: Z1: 44 tooth length Z2: 40.5 tooth 3. Remove belt idler (No. 2).