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1995 montero Backfire / not running

I have a 1995 montero 3.5 DOHC. It started out a good runnin car when we bought it but it had a knock. We did a variety of work with a multitude of problems. We fixed the knocking rod(rebuilt engine) then the timing went out and we got a bad head. Replaced the head, 1 piston, and the timing belt. It ran good at that point. After this we had the timing go out again because of a bent timing belt idler. After replacing ANOTHER piston w/ out removing the engine, we put it back together and it was making a clankin sound. We removed just the front end to get to the timing belt. Timing was set perfectly. We ran it and the clanking was gone. Strange. But then it stopped running and it won't start back up, and it'll backfire when trying to start. Timing belt is still in time.

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I'd check cylinder compression and go from there.

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check oil pressure sound like lifters.they could be stop up with trash .keeping them from getting oil.

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Did you run out of oil?

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Did you make sure the balance shaft belt was ok? Double check to make sure the timing belt is in time and tight. They have a two step tensioner that must be set in a certain order for correct timing.

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Hi!!This occurs when the ignition timing and fuel mixture are changed causing an excessive amount of heat. If the engine is running on a VERY lean or rich mixture, the temp will be so high to make the exhaust manifold glow red,. which would damage the catalytic converter making things worst.
You did not provide the vehicle's year and model, but, you should have DTCs stored in the PCM memory. Scan the computer for Trouble Codes and you'll find out if the mixture is in the lean or rich side and you can make the necessary adjustments. AutoZone, Checkers and similar auto parts stores let you borrow DTC Scanners.
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