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Timing belt for 1994 honda prelude

I have set everything to marked places and what not ... now it won't start

cam belts are set
crank belt is set
tensions are set

still won't work

typical female trying to do a hero man's job

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  • Angela Williams
    Angela Williams Jan 15, 2009

    jonbrown725 ...

    i did not go by the book .. it was more knowledge as this is the 2nd time setting the timing .. 1st time cam belt broke



    my reason for changing is because i had to change the crank seal



    i have replaced crank seal .. set all timings to each and every mark, still won't start

    ........



    91k20ef ... i have also checked the compression



    .......



    thank you both for your responses

  • Angela Williams
    Angela Williams Jan 16, 2009

    new problem ... i have touched the live wire of the alternator to the earth and now have no spark .. what can it be?

  • Angela Williams
    Angela Williams Jan 17, 2009

    yeah after all of that hassle i have burnt out the computer chip *tears slides down cheeks*

    thanks for ya help ... 5stars


  • Jon B
    Jon B May 11, 2010

    Well thats not the end of the world, but is about 100 bucks.

  • Jon B
    Jon B May 11, 2010

    91k20ef has the right answer to start, It will frustrate you, but check your #1 cyl. Remember the crank turns 2x to the cams 1x time, There is no room for error, and also, when the slack is taught, does the pullys move? And from memory is the cam sensors in the cover or over the cam?

  • Jon B
    Jon B May 11, 2010

    Not always do things work out like the book says they do, and the hero man often calls a buddy, so start from the top, tell me why your changing it. and what you have done.

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You need to make sure that the #1 cylinder is top dead center of the compression stroke,

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  • 91k20ef Jan 17, 2009

    ok for your no fire problem check the fuse box under the hood and see if you blew your main relay ive done that before just check all fuses and make sure none are blown

  • 91k20ef Jan 17, 2009

    ohh that ****:( glad i could try to help

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