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Timing belt broke after fixing it two cyclinders where not workin

Car quite because of the timing belt and it was replace but after being repalce two cyclinders where not recieving any fire.

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  • lynndjc Feb 02, 2009

    Pressure is fine What else could it be

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Not sure what engine you have but check compression on the 2 cylinders in question,if they read below 100 psi more than likley the pistons hit some valves and they are bent, heads would need to be removed replace valves,a big deal

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  • dwarrenss454 Jan 31, 2009

    not sure what engine you have but check compression on the 2 cylinders in question,if they read below 100 psi more than likley the pistons hit some valves and they are bent, heads would need to be removed replace valves,a big deal

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