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Old 26 Dec 2012, 05:43 pm
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had a hard time looking for this question so i thought i would just ask it.

how do you know when your timing belt has gone?
symptoms/signs.....

December 25, 9:30am, went to warm up car to take to my parents, key in ignition, tick tick tick like battery is dead, today bought a new battery now i get a sound like it wants to turn over just doesn't....help please!!!!
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Old 26 Dec 2012, 05:51 pm
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had a hard time looking for this question so i thought i would just ask it.

how do you know when your timing belt has gone?
symptoms/signs.....

December 25, 9:30am, went to warm up car to take to my parents, key in ignition, tick tick tick like battery is dead, today bought a new battery now i get a sound like it wants to turn over just doesn't....help please!!!!
are there any codes showing? check engine light?.

Many things can cause it to not turn over from bad plugs/wires, to starter, camshaft sensor etc.
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Old 26 Dec 2012, 05:51 pm
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usually with a snapped timing belt it'll crank faster than normal when you try to start it. also, usually when a timing belt snaps, it snaps while you are driving.
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Old 26 Dec 2012, 05:56 pm
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usually with a snapped timing belt it'll crank faster than normal when you try to start it. also, usually when a timing belt snaps, it snaps while you are driving.
agreed. if its just not turning over, probably not the TB. If you lost all acceleration , power and the car died while moving, it could be the belt.
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Old 26 Dec 2012, 06:20 pm
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Default Re: timing belt question

Sounds like a corrosion problem, these are a little worse than other vehicles because battery is hidden from view- Where another car you'd see the fur-ball on cable.

What needs to happen is basic troubleshooting just the same as if it were a '63 Buick
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Old 26 Dec 2012, 08:31 pm
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I would work my way from one end of the cable to the other. Cleaning each connection and treat with a corrosion inhibitor. If you want to check the belt. Just remove the two scews in the cam sensor and remove and have someone turn the key will you see if the cam is turning.
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Old 26 Dec 2012, 11:09 pm
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i actually have a chrysler/dodge tech coming to see the car, he's a friend of a friend so he is going to help me out, i'll let ya know the outcome

thanks for the replies!
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Old 29 Dec 2012, 12:05 pm
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the MOPAR tech friend of mine is sick as a dog so he can't make it out, i have checked the ground still doing the same thing, checked the inspection hole on the timing cover and the cams are moving, now question is how do i know if the belt skipped on the cam? the teeth on the cams are lined up with eachother.

and also the car isn't throwing any codes.
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