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Valve timing I have a mazda etude 160I 2002 model. I have replace the cam belt and aligned marks exactly as they were before and car will not start

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Hi there,

you have a crank sensor as well, it reads from a plate that's bolted to you crank
shaft. Now if that plate is the wrong way around the sensor is not picking up movement from the crank, it could also be that the sensor aren't close enough
to take a reading... Do not put to close as the plate will damage it... you will see the plate has 3 points on it.... this happened to me and my car stood for two days!!!

Posted on Jan 04, 2012

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    Sonja Rademeyer Jul 03, 2015

    We also changed the cam belt and the crank position sensor the vehicle did not want to start- the plate was the wrong way in -changed the plate and there it started . Thanks for the comment above it helped a lot help!


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I have had this problem before. I though nothing had moved, like you are saying. I had everthing marked before i took the belt off. But somehow the timing got 180-degrees out. You can rotate your plug wires 180-degrees, and it should start. Try it????

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