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Need some help with my '98 5th gen can reinstall. I've done the clearances but made one big boo boo: took the cams out of BOTH front and rear cylinders so don't have a reference for reinstallation. In my defence the Haynes manual did not explain that only one side of the engine should be done at a time (or perhaps I missed it). Do I just turn the crank over to the right symbol and install one of the cams, then install the second one in reference to the first one? Or is there some other mark on the flywheel (or someplace else) that I need to alight the cams to? Does it matter where the cams get installed on the cogs if they are aligned properly to each other (and markings in the crank)? What confuses me is that with the correct mark showing in crank, sometimes the lobes are aligned correctly and sometimes you need to cycle the engine round one more time. So the mark is only correct 50% of the time. How do I know if I'm on the right or wrong cycle of the mark? How do mechanics reinstall the cams after a rebuild? I'd appreciate any advice you can offer. Thanks, Stray