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Old 14 Oct 2014, 10:00 am
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I have 2001 PT 2.4L. My problem started with a water pump. After taking the motor apart and replacing the water pump and replaceing everything from belts to motor mounts. I reassemble the motor and I had no fire. I set the crank pulley with diamond mark with the mark on the block. I set the cams with the timing marks. The bolts that hold back timing cover were visible in the lower lobes of the cam pulleys. I have the motor apart now.

Question? Is there any way to determine if the exhaust and intake stroke on the cams are right? Is one side set to an exhaust strokce and the other side on intake stroke.
They both should not be set to exhaust or intake in the same stroke but should be opposite of each other? I need some one help on solving my issues. I got to get this car back on the road today, HELP
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Old 14 Oct 2014, 02:20 pm
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Old 15 Oct 2014, 09:59 am
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You need to use a straight edge through cam bolt centers, then check time marks.
You can't really mess up gears unless you put them on with "2.0" facing out.
Example on a 2.0 (notice the "2.0", which, if you see, would indicate an issue)

Here's the 'easy' check for general cam position, courtesy Booger Racing"

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