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If timing belt is off by one tooth could it cause it not to crank? 98 neon 2.0 L single cam

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The pulley on the crankshaft turns the timing belt
The top ends of the timing belt turn the cams
You need to go to You Tube Video & watch how things work
If your referring to the valves hitting the pistons & not turning,
no,not with a tooth or two off.
Still have to be sure the belt is good & timing correct,not
jumped, as your asking

Posted on Jul 22, 2013


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The keyway and or the dot on the crank should be line at 12 oclock. You will see a point on the oil pump housing to go by. On the camshaft the pointer will be at 12 oclock also. Use the O on the camshaft to the top at mark. Be sure to look at the dist. roter to make sure that it is pointing at the #1 spark plug wire. I could get 180 out of time. If you do it right it should start up right away. then you can use a timing light to finish it.
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This means that your engine has likely sustained sgnificant valve, cylinder head or even piston damage. Have you tested the compression?
It is probably least expensive to buy a used engine, change its timing belt and replace your engine with that one.

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