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Installing Timing Chains on 2012 Gen 1 Coyote Motor

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  1. SvtCobra0404

    SvtCobra0404 Member Established Member

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    Hi there

    I have a 2012 Mustang 5.0 motor. I’m about to install the timing chains back on. Cylinder heads weren’t removed so the chains on the cams were left on.

    My issue is I did NOT follow the removal procedure. I believe I had just left the key way @ 12 oh clock and removed both chains in that position.

    Now that I’m ready to install the chains back on. Can I rotate the cams a certain way to make sure I correctly time the motor? Please get back to me thanks!
     
  2. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Well-Known Member Established Member

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    VMP has a good video on it and so does MMR... check these out







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    Thank you.

    but both videos they show a procedure of what they did before. I didn’t do that. I just un did both chains at one position. Is there something I can do to make sure my cams are in the correct position?
     
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    The videos talk about the timing procedure. Did you watch them? The chains, chain sprocket, and cam sprockets all have marks that need to be lined up.
     
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    Yes I did watch em. My issue is I didn’t watch the videos before so I didn’t follow the removal procedure. Now the chains have to go on and the cams aren’t in correct positions.
     
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    Okay so I followed the video for MMR. I installed the timing chains. I rotated it two revolutions and the markings are back to the same spot as how I started. I’ve supplied pictures. Cams look neutral. Is this correct?
     

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    And you can’t see it in the picture but the lower timing mark is at 7 oh clock with key way @ 12
     
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