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Old 16 Apr 2012, 12:12 pm
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Default 02 PT Cruiser Timing belt Help!!!

Hi everyone
Just changed water pump,timing belt,tensioner and idler. Started it up after all together barley ran wouldnt idle so i took it all apart timing off by 1 tooth so i fixed the timing marks turned crank 2 full revolution and checked marks all good put it all back together starts and idle but barely idles wants to die give it a little gas sounds good than back to idel wants to die any ideas maybe off by another tooth? Is there possibly something i broke like vacuum line or something dont hear anything please help thank you.
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Old 16 Apr 2012, 01:51 pm
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Default Re: 02 PT Cruiser Timing belt Help!!!

jeez- Tose marks are hard to get a good line of eyesight on.
For upper gear, use a straightedge.
Lower line up mark with exact tooth position and follow back to oil pup mark.

Start while it's all apart to check!
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Old 16 Apr 2012, 02:31 pm
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Ok thanks i will give it a try is it ok to start the engine with the exhaust down pipe disconnected or should i hook that up first? wish i would have thought of starting it torn apart the first 2 times
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