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After timming belt chance

I have the timming belt dont but now cylinder # 3 is dead

i have check the spark wire and the timmig is right on the belt

and the distrubutor and nothing

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    wilmer_481 Jan 31, 2009

    how the i check the conpression

  • wilmer_481
    wilmer_481 Jan 31, 2009

    thanks john

  • Ronnie Wilson May 11, 2010

    have the timming belt dont but now cylinder # 3 is dead i have check the spark wire and the timmig is right on the belt and the distrubutor and nothing

    Hi I was having a hard time Understanding your Question I Think I get it But tell me If Im Wrong.

    YOU CHANGED the Timing Belt and Now CYLINDER #3 Is Dead , And You are SURE OF the TIMING BELT SETTING am I Correct?

    OK If I AM Understanding you Correctly then your Next Step Should be To DO A COMPRESSION TEST ON #3 If you Read a Low or NO Compression there then ALL Of Them This Indicates that you Must have TAPPED A VALVE When it Initialy Jumped TIME in other words the Piston came up and Hit a Valve or more Causing SEVERE Damage to the Top End (HEAD). This Requires the Haed to Be Removed and the Valve or VALVES to be REPLACED , I Hate to Be the Bearer of Bad News to ya But these things DO Happen A Lot. Please respond if I Missunderstood you if Noe and this is Helpfull Then PLEASE RATE ME FAIRLY, Thanx so Much and Much GOOD LUCK with Your Honda.

    Truely, RejakWilson



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You check the Compression PROPERLY ONLY 1 Way that is with a Compression Guage sir, your filger will NOT give You A Number such as 125 psi 80 psi or 0 psi you Need to Be Acurate with this
it is My Beliefe that You Bent a Valve om MORE when it FIRST Stoped running , Using your finger can only tell you if you have (SOME) or NONE Compression Again I hope this Helps you out wirh This Vehicle. And Please RATE ME If you feel ta Should Thank You Sir Have a Great weekend!

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Hi Wilmer

Have you checked the compression on no 3 cylinder ?

Sounds like you might have a bent valve.

Do that first and let me know the outcome.

Good Luck !

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  • John Quinn
    John Quinn Jan 31, 2009

    Hi Wilmer

    Take out no 3 spark plug, screw in a compression guage, and spin over engine, a reading over 100lb sq. in. should be OK.

    If you do not have a compression guage, you can use your finger or rubber plug, pull off the other plug leads so it won´t start, and spin it over.

    You should feel the compression pushing your finger or rubber plug, out of the plug hole.

    If it is poor, compare it with next cylinder, and you will see what I mean.

    Let me know how you get on.

    Good Luck !




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are yous saying engine runs on 3 cylinders, (sure dead slow)?
great facts, so few post have actual facts or tests
but what engine, it's engine issues, which one?
must be v6, (left right bank)
but is it single or twin cam 24valves?
check all fuses first. (always)

lets see... one side has no spark, so did you scan he PCM while cranking for P03xx codes DTC errors. it will show them if you crank for 5 full seconds, and release the key , 90% of time.
and is a KEY fact in diagnosis, no need to fix cars like 1995 and older here. we use scan tools and win,.

left side has spark and fuel but is dead, so its flooding on that side.
right bank has no spark and no fuel.
you meant both sides dont fire. and engine does not run at all.
so what is wrong.
well I check spark first. is the timing good? if not the cam belt slipped. as all do , ignored.
5 min check and bam , OMG timings way off....
or check compression first. i do on all old cars.
for 2 reasons.
1:if compression is way off, the cam belt slipped.
2: if uneven , (done right) you go , gee, is this old car worth a rebuild? 13 years old, IMO , it is. but isuzu parts. hard to get?

do compression on #1 clylinder (or 3) first. if way off. bingo.
5 min work done WOT, wide open throttle.

line up
3.2 L 6VD1 SOHC V6
3.2 L 6VD1W DOHC V6 (w = 24v)
3.5 L 6VE1 DOHC V6

which one????????

knowing engine, tells the mech, what spark system is there and which of 2 fuel systems used.
does engine have 1 coil pack with 6 lugs, or 6 cop coil packs.

if compression is ok.
and one bank is dry.
that means the injectors are dead on one side.
and that means the PCM is seeing bad CMP sensor data.
some CMP can do that. but no engine stated.
SOme CMP sends camp pulses for all cylinders can can fail on one bank.
but if the cam belt slipped, some PCM go nuts with crazy CMP pulses.
let me explain if you were a PCM and the cam and crank signals.
are in contradiction, do you inject or not? (pretend that)
some do, some dont other guess wrong, or go goofy.

the spark and injections are all timed.
that is why I always check spark timing First.
a 5min job.
the new cars have no spark timing adjustments
and many think that is excuse to throw the tool away
nothing is so far from the truth...
learn this. and win...

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like 10 ways to check spark, 1 being right.(DIY)
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how did you do it.?

no spark at all 4 spark plugs?
some have 4 COPS. does yours, and are all 4 dead?
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and that brings up, does the cams turn.? if not you skipped the 60k tune up with belt.

this car is a 1.8L 7A-FE toy engine. you can fix it the same why.
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96 changes are radical here in usa for OBD2 (EPA rules)
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their logic has 1 failing , does it fail for 1 cylinder or all 4
this is the #1 logic path after checking cam spins.
Cops means DIS, Coil over plugs. and is Distributor less ignition.
the below toy idea is an odd compromise from old to new tech.
dizzy> then below oddity, then >cops. (history flow)
now MY way. (no cops, and only on this motor this year, uSA)

spark test:
1: does the twin cam spin? yes/no, if no, stop and fix that.
2: is spark timing (light) good on #1 or degrees.
yes, good, if dead skip to next
no, then the timing belt slipped, owner dont do 60k mile tunes. !!!
2: is spark dead, on 1,? only? yes, bad spark wire, or you using
a bad test spark plug, never do that, use a fresh test spark plug
and keep it in the tool box. (life time )
2a: dead one , the integrated, spark assy. is bad. 7/8 wire unit.
3:a; dead on all cylinders. (are you following me?)
bad inegrated module.
or bad inputs to it. there are 7 inputs (and ground)
no power to it. no 12v.
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