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Zx2 2-0 zetec engine new timing belt and drive belt

I set the gears like the book says and have spark to the plugs. Top dead center set and no firing to cylinder. The timing belt broke while driving. Has this caused damage to the head that I don't know about. I seem to have compression to the cylinders. I have tried to start the car with the valve cover off to see if it is timed right. I am getting nothing. Can you think of anything to do or try next.

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  • O Mclean May 11, 2010

    seem to have compression did you check with a guage?

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Is it getting fuel?



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Are you sure you are not 180 out on crank..crank turns twice to 1 turn of cam/ dead center #1 cyl. w/ both valves shut-[compression stroke] is what you want to start. some require special alighnment tools to alighn upper to lower''...kev-mn.

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