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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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SOURCE: procedure for changing timing belt on single cam excel

okay easiest thing for you to do is go to autozone.com and look in the vehicle repair guide section this will give you good clear instructions good luck

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SOURCE: 1991 mazda b2200- timing belt changed

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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SOURCE: 97 dodge neon timing belt broke while going down

I do not have good news for you.
According to the Gates Timing Belt guide 2002 Edition, both engines offered in the Dodge Neon are interference engines.
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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theres a reflash program that needs to be done on these cars, because of extended crank time and cam / crank syhcronizing out, start there,also i had one with same code and found that aftermarket cam sensors dont work, installed dealer part and had the updated reflashing done and solved the problem.

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Need to know the engine code..

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