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Old 04 Dec 2012, 11:03 pm
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Well as luck has it my timeing belt broke on my 2001PT last week,WHAT A JOB getting to it,all timed up and im going to do a compression test on all cylinders hoping theres no further damage to the valve train.With the plugs out it turns over by hand fairly easy except for 2 spots that need a little more effort per cycle,hopeing it just the cam lobes.4 afternoons,many scrapes and bruises and some cursing to get to the point I'm at.I may be adding to this post as I go forward with some questions.
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Old 05 Dec 2012, 05:20 am
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I pretty certain that what you feel is normal. You should be OK if you weren't turning high RPM at the time of the break. Are you stateside or other? Post some pictures if you can.
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Well, the belt IS over 11 years old....
I had mine changed at about 95K because I didn't feel lucky....
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In my experience timing engines, the engine is usually slightly harder to turn by hand on the compression stroke.
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Old 05 Dec 2012, 10:56 am
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Wow sorry about the bad luck, it was coming due but decide what the hell close enough!

Welcome aboard and big props! Your first post was'nt a cry for help but more of a here is where I am now! And yes it sounds normal. Lot's of stuff here on the T belt and let us know if you go with the passenger side headlight removal or not to gain access to the big mount, some take it out some don't.
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Old 05 Dec 2012, 04:53 pm
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Thanks for the warm welome,
I belive age is a factor in timeing belt life also.I did remove the headlight,radiator and cross member,I like to see what i'm doing.I also marked and then removed the passenger side motor mount for less damge to my hands.(halfway after the fact)It's a shame it has to go back in so early for the project.
More post and maybe soms pix this weekend,
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Old 05 Dec 2012, 08:14 pm
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Yeah, the timing belt is not a fun job!
Sounds like you are getting it done however
The life span of the belt is about 8 years or 100k miles


Are you in New Bern, NC?
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Old 05 Dec 2012, 09:58 pm
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Yes,North Carolina,hello neighbor
My fun may just be starting,compression test
1 150psi
2 90psi
3 90psi
4 150psi
These numbers almost look like a timeing issue????????

Last edited by ronpolley; 06 Dec 2012 at 10:42 pm. Reason: set numbers to location order
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Old 06 Dec 2012, 01:28 am
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Uh oh doesn't sound good! Is this after it was put back together? I'd hook up a vacuum gauge and see what it shows.
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Old 06 Dec 2012, 09:00 pm
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I't's not all together,just stable enough to use a remote starter switch.Tested with 4 cycles on each cylinder.Looks like I'll be pulling the head next.
I bought the car (van) new,it's always used too much oil,about a quart per 2 thousand city driving. Mayby i'll find that problum in there. Extreme carbon in the intake runners but the plugs looked great
I find it odd the the numbers are the same on 1 and 4 and the same on 2 and 3.
This is the early 2.4 with the spring loaded tension roller
Another odity is that TDC is in alignment with the crank arrow,oil pump arrow but the cams only align another 10 to 15% past the trailing edge of the crank tooth.
Any Ideas???
Thanks,
Ron
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