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Changed timing belt now it will not start. is there a reset

I had someone to change the srpentine belt,the valve cover gasket,and the timing belt and now the car is not getting fuel or fire so it will not start any clues? Is there a reset?

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Something was not 'connected' or 'timed' correctly. Also check your fuses.

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timing shift on engine with timing belt are usually caused by worn timing belt teeth and resetting it is usually done by changing the belt. on new car there is no more timing adjustment the computer does all the required change. it is a must that the white mark on the new belt are aligned with each of the gear mark.

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Could be a rear main seal.

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My sincere apologies for the severly delayed response.
I am personally going back to answer your unanswered questions. I have only been on this site for the past 4-months as a free contributor.

I do not know if you still need this information, however I am answering it in case you still do.

Click on the following direct Link. It has several Diagrams for your 2000 Mazda Millenia Timing Belt.

As far as how: It would take literally dozens of Pages using this type of forum on the Step-by-Step Procedures on Removal, Installion, and Putting back together; including Torque Specifications of all Bolts and Nuts. I would strongly suggest purchasing a Haynes or Chilton's Manual, available at most auto parts store for $20-$25. They have the complete guidelines, diagrams, and phots you will need.

Again my apologies...
Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com!

http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/2000/make/mazda/model/millenia/2000_mazda_millenia_timing_belt_diagram_marks.htm

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SOURCE: how to change valve cover gasket

Remove everything above the valve cover, unbolt the valve cover remove old gasket and replace. Pay attenstion to where everything went and mark spark plug wires .

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