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Should the car start without alternator,waterpump and belts.

I replaced the camshaft sproket and the timing chain because it had jumed a tooth and damaged the gear but before i put it all back together including the alternator should the car start. z28 305.

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When you replaced the cam gear did you make sure that the timing marks where in line? If so than yes you should be able to start the engine providing all of the components are installed (ie.) the timing cover,new front seal(recomend you do this),crankshaft balancer,intake manifold,valve covers, etc. you should not need to install the alternater,power steering pump,waterpump and other accessaries at this point.

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