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Changed Engine, Car wont Start

I just had my engine replaced (used) b/c the old one was mxing water and oil. Now that the new engine is in the car will not start. It sounds like it wants to turn over but wont. There is also an automatic starter on the car, do you think that has anything to do with the problem

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  • keshdog2801 Mar 02, 2009

    the mechanic seems to think its a timing issue with the engine (how can he tell) do you think that could have anything to do with it? the car has been sitting since jan 1 and the mechanic says he charged the battery but i will try this and let you know. thanks for the quick response

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Best darn good it doesnt have a timing belt ********

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Well, usually the first crank takes a lot of extra juice from my experience. Try jumping it with another vehicle, connected and running. It may just need the extra power to crank it over the first time with the new engine.

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    Benjamin Patri Mar 02, 2009

    Well, how could it be a timing issue, didn't the new engine work before? You wouldn't have messed with the timing belt. If it doesn't turn over, then it just needs more power, when I replaced the engine in my car last summer, it took a truck to get it to crank over the first time with a fully charged battery so from first-hand experience, I know it needs a little more power.

    If the problem gets fixed from adding more power, please rerate the solution as we strive for 100%


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