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Old 16 Sep 2010, 08:09 pm
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Default Timing Belt Changed and now will not start - HELP

Finished replacing my timing belt, but now the car won't start. It cranks like normal, then spins a little faster, but never fires. Then I smell gas, probably frm the exhaust. I really fought with this thing and it is possible that I rotated the crank without rotating the cams. Does anyone know where the device is that fires the coil? If I can see that it is firing the #1 cyl., and my timing marks are aligned, like the attachments, then timing should be good and I have a problem I didn't have before I did the timing belt work. Battery is good, fuel pump seems to be good ( it was running before I did the belt work ), and installed a new cam position sensor.
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Old 17 Sep 2010, 09:30 am
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im having same problem,same smells,and my marks now look dead on, i even checked for a compression stroke, with a gauge and all seems good alot of people are having this problem tell me did you have to hold your intake cam back with a wrench to have both marks line up? before putting the belt on also did you turn the crank over 2 revs or 4 and then checked your marks, because they do change. im gonna change the plugs and see if that helps
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Old 17 Sep 2010, 02:08 pm
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You folks ought to be able to run a timing light on the #1 to tell you if the belt is halfway out (on exhaust stroke).

Fuel, check

At the right time seems to be the issue.

Folks who get it 1 tooth off usually still start up, they just idle rough so this is quite odd.
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Old 18 Mar 2012, 08:59 pm
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i know this is an old post but since i was having the same problem and saw this post, i thought i would share my results. i have an 03 non turbo, replaced timing belt, water pump, tensioners, all that. same thing would not fire kinda sounded like it was gonna go at first and then spun faster like the compression was gone. and it WAS low. about 90psi. (car has been sitting for 4-5 months so ive heard piston rings lock up or dry out or something and cause low compression.)so before taking it all apart again which i was dreading,, i checked the codes and got p0522 and p0113 but didnt make sense so i would clear the codes with a scanner or disconnect battery neg. cuz everytime i did seemed like it wanted to start so i did it one last time after being stumped thinkin i would have to do the head and the rings. i said oh well ill give it one last try and just held the key till it would sputter and pop and more and more till it actually started but i had to hold the revs about 2400 then it just settled down now it runs fine! idles good, everything. i think it just had to get the old junk out. but i did replace the spark plugs the stock ones were freakin fried! there was about a .125 gap! just need fresh fuel and im good. hope this help the next person looking for answers.
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