When repairing an engine and its systems, it may be necessary to set the TDC (top dead center) of the piston of the first cylinder in the compression stroke

TDC is set according to the marks on the gears of the camshafts of the intake and exhaust valves (when installed according to the marks on the crankshaft pulley, the piston of either the first or fourth cylinder can be in this position).

After setting the marks on the camshafts, you need to make sure that the marks on the crankshaft pulley match.

If the marks do not match, you need to remove the timing chain and turn the crankshaft until the marks match.

Preparing the car for the task

Remove the right front wheel

Remove the engine mudguard as described in the article – Removing and installing the engine mudguard Hyundai Solaris

How to set the TDC of a Hyundai Solaris car engine

Remove the cylinder head cover

How to set the TDC of a Hyundai Solaris car engine

We turn the engine crankshaft by the pulley fastening bolt to it until the mark on the crankshaft pulley and the “0” mark on the tide of the timing chain cover match up

How to set the TDC of a Hyundai Solaris car engine

Check the alignment of the marks on the camshaft gears with the upper surface of the cylinder head

Install all parts in reverse order

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