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One cylinder misfiring after changing timeing belt for my landrover defender 110

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  • Johnny    Brown
    Johnny Brown Feb 19, 2012

    HI, i need all info, year,make model, engine size. the timing belt was replaced why? because it broke?

  • rogervisuwa Feb 20, 2012

    Vehicle Details:
    Make: Landrover
    Modle : Pickup
    Vin/Chasis Number:F821638
    Engine Number: 16L-55212A
    Propellled by: Deisel
    Engine Capcity: 2030
    Year of Make: 1996

    Wanted to replace timing belt as preventive measure as did not know the state of the timing belt. However had to replace old belt as the belt supplied I was advised had round teeth as opposed to original which had flat teeth. Otherwise the length widith and number of teeth was the same. I found this strange but had to accept advice as the new belt ler completely loosened.

    Upon reassembling and starting engine there was some misfiring noticed and contineuos puffing of smoke. Double checked the timing found okay. But since the injection pump belt pully had no marks I reset this using spill method.

    Then proceed as eailer mentioned to identify possible source of misfiring. Zerroed in on the number one cylinder where dispite injector injecting fuel no firing was taking place.



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Check the help link,click the link below for troubleshooting :----Misfire on cylinder?
--------Car misfires and error code P0306 and P0303 is shown?
--------Cylinder 6 Misfire?
-----------While stop engine idles like cylinder missing?
--------Oil on spark plugs and car misfires?
---------This will help.Thanks.

Posted on Feb 19, 2012

  • raj somaiya Feb 20, 2012

    Below is the master help link provided to go through belt routing diagram:---Timing belt, drive belt, serpentine belt, accessory belt, fan belt, engine belt routing diagrams for all types of car models?
    Click the link below: ----
    ----------This will help. Thanks.

  • raj somaiya Feb 20, 2012

    Below is the master help link provided to go through belt routing diagram:---Timing belt, drive belt, serpentine belt, accessory belt, fan belt, engine belt routing diagrams for all types of car models?
    Click the link below: ----
    ----------This will help. Thanks.



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SOURCE: had timing belt changed and now cylinders 1, 3 ,

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SOURCE: Diagnostic tool says random multiple misfires on

You may have to erase the codes with a scanner,or code reader,then if it persist,have the mechanic recheck the alignment of the timing.If the belt had jumped,or broken ,then there might be some valves bent,if the engine is running poorly,if not,and this was a maintenance thing,check the fuel pressure,it sounds strange sense he just replaced the timing belt,so have him find out what the problem is.

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