Question about 1996 Dodge Intrepid
I started the car when it was about 20 degrees out and it started smoking so shut it off, opened the hood and water pump belt was broken. During summer had a problem with water pump so replaced it ,I dont believe we put any antifreeze in it. Also the bottom wheel out of the three is not spinning.Could it all be frozen
I replaced the water pump,put it all together now it wont start.the engine turnes but wont fire up,as if there is no fuel or spark.could it be the timming allthough i made sure not to tamper with any timing parts?
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
The wheel could be stuck but you need to have the water drained out and a mixture of antifreeze to water added to it. Be sure to keep in mind the heater core also has fluid in it and you could damage that also.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
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Remove Your Timing Belt
?· 1Disengage the negative battery cable in all models.
?· 2Detach the passenger inner splash-shield and wheel cover, the accessory drive and timing belts, the tensioner and the crankshaft pulley.
?· 3Remove the spark plugs, catalytic converter and idler pulley in 2000 and older Ford Focuses. These models also require the crankshaft be turned to "Top Dead Center" (TOC) and a crankshaft timing peg be inserted. Turn the shaft to the right against the timing peg.
?· 4Undo the retaining fasteners and lift the timing belt cover off the engine. Align the crank and camshaft timing marks. Older models call for undoing the water pump pulley and valve cover before locking the camshaft in place.
?· 5Release the tensioner's bolt. Turn the arm to the right 14 degrees and place a 1/8 inch drill bit in the opening. This secures the belt tensioner in place.
?· 6Take the timing belt off.
Install Your Timing Belt
?· 1Replace the timing belt counterclockwise motion beginning at the crankshaft.
?· 2Unlock the tensioner. Recheck the timing marks by turning the crankshaft two rotations to the right.
?· 3Tauten the tensioner's pulley bolt to 15 to 22 foot pounds (20 to 30 Nm) in 2003 and younger models and to 17 to 20 foot pounds (22 to 28 Nm) in older Focuses. Remove the crankshaft timing peg. Reconnect the crankshaft pulley and secure to 81 to 96 foot pounds (110 to 130 Nm) and 81 to 89 foot pounds (110 to 120 Nm) respectively.
?· 4Replace the splash shield, front wheel, timing belt cover, accessory drive belt and tensioner and any other items that were disconnected.
?· 5Hook up the negative battery cable. Start the engine and check that the timing belt is functioning properly.
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