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2G Balance shaft phase

Gribble

Proven Member
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Dec 7, 2015
Disputanta, Virginia
I've read several vfaqs on replacing my timing belt and I know that it's very important to have the oil pump phased correctly because it's connected to a balance shaft. My question is what about the other balance shaft that is turned by the shorter belt. Does this need to be phased too or do I just need to line up the timing marks and I'll be ok? Thanks
 

2GDSM Addict

Probationary Member
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Jul 4, 2014
Salem, Oregon
Before you take off the balance shaft belt,. Wad up a couple of pieces of duct tape and place by the oil pump sprocket and the balance shaft sprocket so they don't move.
 

pauleyman

DSM Wiseman
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Nov 19, 2011
oklahoma city, Oklahoma
There is no phase on the front shaft as it is turned directly. The reason the rearshaft has a phase is because it is driven via a set of gears behind the oil pump sprocket.. even when the oil pump lines up the shaft will be in one of three positions. Only one of them is right.
 
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