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Fig. 79: Aligning Timing Belt Courtesy of MITSUBISHI MOTOR SALES OF AMERICA. 2. Loosen the tension pulley fixing bolt. 3. Place a screwdriver against the tensioner pulley and pry it fully back in the direction of the arrow. 4. Temporarily tighten the tensioner pulley bolt. 5. Remove the timing belt. Fig. 80: Tightening Tensioner Pulley Bolt Courtesy of MITSUBISHI MOTOR SALES OF AMERICA. INSTALLATION SERVICE POINTS >> A << TIMING BELT INSTALLATION CAUTION: If the timing belt is to be re-used, use chalk to mark (on its flat side) an arrow indicating the clockwise direction. CAUTION: After installing the timing belt, try to rotate the camshaft sprocket in the reverse direction. Recheck to be sure that the belt is fully tensioned and that each timing mark is in the proper position. 1. With the timing belt tensioner pulley bolt loosened, use a screwdriver to pry the tensioner pulley as close to the engine mount as possible. Then temporarily tighten tensioner bolt. Fig. 81: Adjusting Timing Belt Tensioner Courtesy of MITSUBISHI MOTOR SALES OF AMERICA. 2. Align each of the camshaft and crankshaft sprocket timing marks. 3. Install the timing belt in the following order, while making sure that the tension side of the belt is not loose. 1. Crankshaft sprocket 2. Water pump sprocket 3. Camshaft sprocket 4. Tensioner pulley >> B << TIMING BELT TENSION ADJUSTMENT 1. Initially loosen the fixing bolt of the tensioner pulley fixed to the engine mount side by 1/4-1/2 turn, and use the force of the tensioner spring to apply tension to the belt. 2. Turn the crankshaft in the proper rotation direction (clockwise) for two rotations, and recheck to be sure that the timing marks on each sprocket are aligned.