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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you have spark, then the next thing to look for would be fuel to fuel rail and good pressure, if low pressure, change fuel filter, check for faulty fuel pressure regulator and check fuel pump relay. If you are getting good fuel pressure, the next thing to look for is a faulty sensor
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
Sounds like a catalytic converter to me, disconnect the exhaust pipe before the catalytic converter, then start and run it, it's gonna sounds VERY LOUD, this should stay running now.If it does then you need to invest in a new catalytic converter, you will set off an engine code so that will be expected, get back to me with any questions.....I'M HERE TO HELP!!!
Posted on Dec 02, 2009
if you have recently done any work on your car that involves axle or halfshaft removal your axle may not be straight on the controll arm and it may be grinding against your transaxle side motor mount take off your tire and check to see if your axle rod is touching anything for further disassemble info go to autozone.com sign up its free then click on repair manuals you will find all of your info there....good luck
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
SOURCE: How do I replace Head
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This might be a little complicated to do. You may want to have your mechanic friend complete this part of the assembly. Here is the procedure if you want to to try yourself:
THe crankshaft and camshafts must move in specific time with each other for all of the other mechanical parts in the engine to operate in the right sequence to make the engine run. Aligning everything correctly and installing the timinig belt is known as "timing" the engine.
Loosen the tensioner pulley lock bolt and install the tensioner spring.
Pull the tensioner pulley to its furthest point and tighten the lock bolt.
Check that the timing mark on the timing belt pulley is aligned with the timing mark on the engine
Check that the "E" mark on the intake camshaft pulley is aligned with the "E" mark on the seal plate and the "I" mark on the exhaust camshaft pulley is aligned with the "I" mark on the set plate.
Install the timing belt onto the timing belt pulley first, then the idler pulley, intake camshaft pulley. exhaust camshaft pulley, and tensioner pulley in that order.
Check that there is no looseness in the belt between the idler pulley and the exhaust camshaft pulley or between the intake and exhaust camshaft pulleys.
Install the crankshaft pulley boss and the crankshaft pulley lock bolt.
Loosen the tensioner pulley lock bolt and allow the tensioner spring to apply tension to the timing belt. NOTE: Do not add additional tension.
Tighten the tensioner pulley lock bolt to the specified torque
Rotate the crankshaft two full revolutions (clockwise only) and align the timing mark on the timing belt pulley with the timing mark on the engine block.
Check that the "E" mark on the intake camshaft pulley is aligned with the "E" mark on the seal plate and the "I" mark on the exhaust camshaft pulley is aligned with the "I" mark on the seal plate.
If they are not aligned, remove the timing belt and start the process from the tensioner installation
Here's the procedure on how to replace head gasket:
1. Disconnect the battery negative terminal
2. Drain the cooling system
3. Raise the front of the vehicle and support it with jack stands .
4. Remove the two 13mm exhaust bolts holding the exhaust pipe to the exhaust manifold, lower the vehicle
5. Remove the air cleaner assembly
6. Remove the upper radiator hose
7. Loosen the 13mm nut holding the dipstick tube bracket to the thermostat housing and remove the coil (if it is attached to the thermostat housing) and unplug the coolant temperature sensor
8. Remove the spark plug wires from the plugs, remove the distributor water shield and the distributor cap (this step is so you don't damage the distributor cap).
9. Remove the two uppermost 15mm-head bolts from the top of the a/c , alternator bracket where it attaches to the head and unplug the single wire temperature sending unit
10. Remove the upper half of the timing belt cover
11. Remove the valve cover
12. Disconnect the wiring harness connector that is just to the right of the throttle body
13. Disconnect the throttle cables from the throttle body and remove the two 10mm head bolts holding the bracket
14. Disconnect the vacuum lines from the throttle body
15. Disconnect the fuel lines - NOTE : The fuel lines may be under pressure , use extreme care when removing them
16. Disconnect the throttle position sensor connector and the EGR valve connector (if equipped)
17. Carefully lift up the throttle body wiring harness , the fuel lines , and the vacuum lines together and use a bungee cord to hold them out of the way
18. Remove the ground strap that is attached to the intake manifold from the fire wall
19. Remove the 15mm-head bolt holding the battery ground cable to the engine
20. Disconnect the vacuum hose from the power brake booster and the heater hose from the intake manifold left side
21. Use two plastic tie straps to secure the timing belt to the camshaft pulley and remove the pulley . Hold upward tension on the pulley and secure it with a bungee cord to the right hood hinge - NOTE: be sure to hold the upward tension with the bungee cord so the timing belt doesn't jump a tooth on the lower pulleys
22. Remove the head bolts and lift the head off the engine block . (I suggest having an assistant help to lift off the head) With the head removed , carefully check the head casting for signs of cracks. Also use a straight edge to check the head casting for warpage (maximum allowable warpage is .00
23. Clean all the head gasket mating surfaces and wipe clean with a little brake cleaner on a rag. Use a round plastic bristled brush to clean out the head bolt holes in the engine block and blow them out with compressed air.
1. After the gasket surfaces are prepared, set the new head gasket in place and CAREFULLY place the head into position, take extreme care not to place the head on the head gasket until it is in the proper position.
2. With the head in place, install the head bolts. You will need to tighten the head bolts in a circular pattern starting from the center and working your way out. I recommend hand tightening all the bolts before beginning the torque sequence. Head bolt torque: For older style 10mm head bolts : 35 - 45 - 45 - and a 1/4 turn; For newer style 11mm head bolts : 45 - 65 - 65 - and a 1/4 turn
3. Use the two rubber valve cover end seals and a bead of RTV silicone to reseal the valve cover.
4. Do Not let the silicone skin-over before setting the valve cover into place and tightening the bolts, also be sure that both mating surfaces of the valve cover are clean and oil free .
5. After the head is reassembled you will need to reset the base timing to specs. You will also want to double check the timing belt position . Use a variable timing light and set the timing mark on zero degrees . Save the setting on the timing light and shine it through the inspection hole in the top of the upper timing belt cover . If the belt timing is correct , you will see the oblong hole in the camshaft sprocket centered in the inspection hole .
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Posted on Feb 24, 2011
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