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QUESTION: how do u set the timing marks on a dodge stratus 2005 2.7 liters 6 cylinder. what will be the position of #2 piston when #1 piston is on top dead end(TDC) as by mistake position of exhaust side was moved. how to align back.

ANSWER: Hi Asad,
The #2 piston is about 60 degrees of rotation behind that of cylinder #1. I am not clear as to exactly how the timing was set up, but it may be the case that no damage was done by the mistake, though it is critical to not try to turn the left and right side camshafts independently of one another as that could result in a valve being struck by a piston and damaged. Did you hear any serious noises when you tried the starter, or did the engine lock up?
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QUESTION: I did not hear any serious noise or engine did not lockup only hear the sound missfire. please send me copy the pages from the manual .

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