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Engine cranks car won't start

New battery, new water pump, new timing belt, timing set properly, car engine cranks but won't start

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  • x_DC_x May 10, 2009

    me 2 my car is a 91 mitsubishi mirage
    cranks but doesnt start

  • wspali May 10, 2009

    yes, 2001 toyota higlander has sparks from the plugs and compression. i did the timing myself. i had the wheels on the cam shaft sprocket facing the "same way" - could that be the problem why it cranks but won't start? i'm also off by a notch on the timing belt too. could this be another reason?

  • wspali May 10, 2009

    2001 toyota highlander has not started since i've installed everything. if the timing is not dead set will it cause another problem besides not starting?

  • gord storey
    gord storey May 11, 2010

    Did you do the timing belt yourself ? and Has the vehicle started since that ?

  • Toyota Guy
    Toyota Guy May 11, 2010

    Do you have spark at the spark plugs?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    1996 toy avalon can my car start if the timing/water pump is broken has new radiator it just goes tick

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Sorry..... 1 notch off is just not good enough. It has to be exact , then if it doesn't run start looking at other posibilities.

Remember that the camshaft turns twice eash time the crank turns once. The distributor rotor works off a gear on the cam.
Your rotor could be off a bit , or it could look exactly perfect the way it was when tou took it out , and still be 180 degrees off.
You have to get your engine to "top dead center" and make sure everything is the way it should be.

A timing chain ( or belt ) can cause permanent and fatal damage to the valve train and pistons in motors that are "interference engines" Find out weather yours is. In a non-interference engine , the clearance between the valves and the pistons is large enough to alow them to move out of time without crashing into each other. An interference engine is not so forgiving.

The fact that your engine cranks makes me hopefull that it is a non interference engine , and that damage has not been done.

Try to find a haynes manual for you vehicle , it will walk you through the steps for most repairs.

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Feul problem


Lots of things could cause a no-start, Hendrik. Is your "Check Engine" light on? If so, please have someone get the OBD error codes from the car's computer.

Does it crank but not fire?

If it doesn't crank, check the battery condition, battery connections, ground connections to frame and engine block, starter solenoid, starter motor.

If it cranks, doublecheck your fuel pump installation. Make sure the new fuel pump is properly connected and properly electrically grounded. Look for a fuel pump fuse. Check for proper fuel pressure at the fuel rail, check the fuel flow rate. Check for spark, check or replace spark plugs, distributor cap, rotor, plug wires. Check valve timing, replace timing belt or chain if necessary. Check compression.

Aug 03, 2014 | 2001 Kia Sportage

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Trailblazer won't start after water pump relacement


Many a times the problem occurs due to timing not adjusted,in many cases the timing belt also needs to be replaced while water pump replacing.
Or its also possible that water pump not replaced properly or timing got mistimed.
I suggest you to check few help links.-----------

For water pump replacement i suggest you to check the help link provided below.

click the link below :----

Water pump replacing procedure for all vehicles?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/11/water-pump-replacing-procedure-for-all.html
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HOW TO REPLACE A WATER PUMP

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-water-pump.html

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How to route Water Pump Belt for 1992 Oldsmobile ?

http://carbeltrouting.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-route-water-pump-belt-for-1992.html

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How to replace Water Pump on Car ?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-water-pump-on-acura-car.html

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How to Remove Water Pump?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-remove-water-pump-on-toyota.html

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Where is Water Pump located ?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/12/where-is-water-pump-located-on-toyota.html

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Below is the master help link provided to go through belt routing diagram:---Timing belt, drive belt, serpentine belt, accessory belt, fan belt, engine belt routing diagrams for all types of car models?
Click the link below: ----

http://carbeltrouting.blogspot.in/2012/02/timing-beltdrive-beltserpentine.html
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Car not starting or turning over indicates towards multiple possibilities. It can be issue with battery or weak battery. But if battery checks out ok, then it can be starter issue or faulty alternator or problem with low fuel pressure or no spark at spark plugs due to dirty spark plugs or faulty ignition coil or injectors getting cracked or dirty and needs to be cleaned.


To confirm the problem, the basic troubleshooting is required.


Click this link below and follow the troubleshooting:------

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/car-starting-issues.html

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This will help.

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Jan 26, 2012 | 2004 Chevrolet Blazer

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I have no clue on how to replace water pump on a 1995 chrysler cirrus 2.5L. I have to do this myself I dont have the money for a garage.


This is found on the autozone.com website.

2.5L Engine
See Figures 3 through 7
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Place a large drain pan under the radiator drain plug. Drain and properly contain the engine coolant.

This procedure requires removing the engine timing belt and the auto tensioner. To help assure proper alignment at assembly, it may be helpful to set the engine at TDC on No. 1 compression stroke. This should align all timing marks on the crankshaft sprocket and both camshaft sprockets.
  1. Remove the accessory drive belts and crankshaft damper.
  2. Remove the right engine mount. This requires safely supporting the engine with a floor jack and wood block so the mount can be removed.
  3. Remove the timing belt covers.
  4. Remove the timing belt and tensioner.



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the water pump mounting bolts


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Fig. Fig. 4: Pull the water pump assembly off of the engine and inlet pipe


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Fig. Fig. 5: Open the water pump housing and examine for cracks or damage


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Fig. Fig. 6: Replace the water pump housing gasket using a scraper tool


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Fig. Fig. 7: Always keep the water pump's mounting bolts lined up with their correct mounting holes

  1. Remove the water pump mounting bolts.
  2. Separate the water pump from the water inlet pipe and remove the pump.

To install:
  1. Thoroughly clean all sealing surfaces. Inspect the pump for damage or cracks, signs of coolant leakage at the vent, and excessive looseness or rough turning bearings. Any problems require a new pump.
  2. Install a new O-ring on the water inlet pipe. Wet the O-ring with water to make installation easier. DO NOT use oil or grease on the O-ring.
  3. Install a new gasket on the water pump and fit the pump inlet opening over the water pipe. Press the assembly together to force the pipe into the water pump.
  4. Install the water pump-to-engine bolts and tighten to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  5. Install the timing belt and timing belt tensioner. Set the timing belt tension.
  6. Install the timing belt covers. Install the right engine mount. Remove the floor jack and engine block from underneath the engine.
  7. Install the crankshaft damper.
  8. Install the accessory drive belts and set to the proper tension.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10. Fill and bleed the engine cooling system.
  11. Start the engine and verify proper operation, with no leaks

Aug 20, 2011 | 1995 Chrysler Cirrus

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WHER IS THE WATER PUMP


Try Chilton's or All Data for instructions. This is a 4.5 -5 hour ordeal for a professional and a 2 day mess for an amateur. Plus you must remove the timing belt on the 2.4L 4 Cylinder to get to the pump. Mess up here and you can damage your engine. WATER PUMP is sign with the ITEM 5 in the next diagram...

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
This procedure requires removing the engine timing belt and the auto tensioner. The factory specifies that the timing marks should always be aligned before removing the timing belt. Set the engine at TDC on No. 1 compression stroke. This should align all timing marks on the crankshaft sprocket and both camshaft sprockets.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle to a level that allows access from above and below.
  2. Remove the right inner splash shield.
  3. Remove the accessory drive belts.
  4. Place a drain pan under the radiator drain plug. Drain and properly contain the cooling system.
  5. Support the engine using a floor jack and block of wood, then remove the right motor mount.
  6. Remove the timing belt, tensioner and camshaft sprockets.

WARNING With the timing belt removed, DO NOT rotate the camshaft or crankshaft, or damage to the engine could occur.

  1. Remove the rear timing belt cover to access the water pump.
  2. Remove the water pump attaching bolts.
  3. Remove the water pump.
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Fig. 1: Water pump location on the cylinder block-4-cylinder engines





Fig. 2: Water pump assembly-4-cylinder engines


To install:

  1. Thoroughly clean all sealing surfaces. Replace the water pump if there are any cracks, signs of coolant leakage from the shaft seal, loose or rough turning bearings, a damaged impeller or sprocket, or a loose or damaged sprocket flange.
  2. Install a new rubber O-ring into the water pump.
Make sure the O-ring is properly seated in the water pump groove before tightening the screws. An improperly located O-ring may cause damage to the O-ring and cause a coolant leak.

  1. Install the water pump and tighten the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  2. Using a cooling system pressure tester, pressurize the cooling system to 15 psi and check for leaks. If okay, release the pressure and continue the engine assembly process.
  3. Rotate the water pump by hand to check for freedom of movement.
  4. Install the rear timing belt cover.
  5. Install the camshaft sprocket(s), timing belt and tensioner. DO NOT allow the camshafts to turn while the sprocket bolts are being tightened, in order to maintain timing mark alignment.

WARNING Do not attempt to compress the tensioner plunger with the tensioner assembly installed in the engine. This will cause damage to the tensioner and other related components. The tensioner MUST be compressed in a vise.

  1. Install the timing belt covers.
  2. Install the right engine mount bracket and engine mount.
  3. Remove the floor jack and wood block from underneath the engine.
  4. Install the crankshaft damper.
  5. Install the right inner splash shield.
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Install and tension the accessory drive belts.
  8. Refill the cooling system using the correct quantity and type of coolant. Bleed the cooling system.
  9. Start the engine and check for proper operation.
  10. Check and top off the cooling system, if necessary.
2.5L Engine
See Figures 3 through 7

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Place a large drain pan under the radiator drain plug. Drain and properly contain the engine coolant.
This procedure requires removing the engine timing belt and the auto tensioner. To help assure proper alignment at assembly, it may be helpful to set the engine at TDC on No. 1 compression stroke. This should align all timing marks on the crankshaft sprocket and both camshaft sprockets.

  1. Remove the accessory drive belts and crankshaft damper.
  2. Remove the right engine mount. This requires safely supporting the engine with a floor jack and wood block so the mount can be removed.
  3. Remove the timing belt covers.
  4. Remove the timing belt and tensioner.

Fig. 3: Remove the water pump mounting bolts



Fig. 4: Pull the water pump assembly off of the engine and inlet pipe



Fig. 5: Open the water pump housing and examine for cracks or damage



Fig. 6: Replace the water pump housing gasket using a scraper tool



Fig. 7: Always keep the water pump's mounting bolts lined up with their correct mounting holes



  1. Remove the water pump mounting bolts.
  2. Separate the water pump from the water inlet pipe and remove the pump.
To install:

  1. Thoroughly clean all sealing surfaces. Inspect the pump for damage or cracks, signs of coolant leakage at the vent, and excessive looseness or rough turning bearings. Any problems require a new pump.
  2. Install a new O-ring on the water inlet pipe. Wet the O-ring with water to make installation easier. DO NOT use oil or grease on the O-ring.
  3. Install a new gasket on the water pump and fit the pump inlet opening over the water pipe. Press the assembly together to force the pipe into the water pump.
  4. Install the water pump-to-engine bolts and tighten to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  5. Install the timing belt and timing belt tensioner. Set the timing belt tension.
  6. Install the timing belt covers. Install the right engine mount. Remove the floor jack and engine block from underneath the engine.
  7. Install the crankshaft damper.
  8. Install the accessory drive belts and set to the proper tension.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10. Fill and bleed the engine cooling system.
  11. Start the engine and verify proper operation, with no leaks.

Hope this helps (remember to rate this answer).

Feb 01, 2011 | 1999 Dodge Stratus

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How do you replace a water pump in a 2.5L V-6? Step by step.


2.5L Engine

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Place a large drain pan under the radiator drain plug. Drain and properly
    contain the engine coolant.
    NOTE: This procedure requires removing the engine timing belt
    and the auto tensioner. To help assure proper alignment at assembly, it may be
    helpful to set the engine at TDC on No. 1 compression stroke. This should align
    all timing marks on the crankshaft sprocket and both camshaft sprockets.



  3. Remove the accessory drive belts and crankshaft damper.
  4. Remove the right engine mount. This requires safely supporting the engine
    with a floor jack and wood block so the mount can be removed.
  5. Remove the timing belt covers.
  6. Remove the timing belt and tensioner.





    Fig. 3: Remove the water pump mounting bolts
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    Fig. 4: Pull the water pump assembly off of the engine and
    inlet pipe
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    Fig. 5: Open the water pump housing and examine for cracks or
    damage
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    Fig. 6: Replace the water pump housing gasket using a scraper
    tool
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    Fig. 7: Always keep the water pump's mounting bolts lined up
    with their correct mounting holes
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  7. Remove the water pump mounting bolts.
  8. Separate the water pump from the water inlet pipe and remove the pump.
    To install:

  9. Thoroughly clean all sealing surfaces. Inspect the pump for damage or
    cracks, signs of coolant leakage at the vent, and excessive looseness or rough
    turning bearings. Any problems require a new pump.
  10. Install a new O-ring on the water inlet pipe. Wet the O-ring with water to
    make installation easier. DO NOT use oil or grease on the O-ring.
  11. Install a new gasket on the water pump and fit the pump inlet opening over
    the water pipe. Press the assembly together to force the pipe into the water
    pump.
  12. Install the water pump-to-engine bolts and tighten to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  13. Install the timing belt and timing belt tensioner. Set the timing belt
    tension.
  14. Install the timing belt covers. Install the right engine mount. Remove the
    floor jack and engine block from underneath the engine.
  15. Install the crankshaft damper.
  16. Install the accessory drive belts and set to the proper tension.
  17. Connect the negative battery cable.
  18. Fill and bleed the engine cooling system.
  19. Start the engine and verify proper operation, with no leaks.


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Oct 29, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Avenger

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I need to know how to replace a water pump on a 2002 hyundai gx 350.


2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MFI DOHC 6cylWater Pump - Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Accessory drive belts Water pump pulley Timing belt, tensioner and idler pulley Water pump

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    Fig. Water pump assembly-XG 300 and XG 350 (click over pic for zoom)

To install:
  1. Clean all mating surfaces of any residual gasket material.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    Water pump with a new gasket and torque the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm) Tensioner and timing belt and idler pulley Water pump pulley and drive belts Negative battery cable
  3. Fill the cooling system to the proper level.
  4. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
To install:
  1. Clean all mating surfaces of any residual gasket material.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    Water pump with a new gasket and torque the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm) Tensioner and timing belt and idler pulley Water pump pulley and drive belts Negative battery cable
  3. Fill the cooling system to the proper level.
  4. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

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Fig. Water pump bolt lengths-3.5L engine

Install the water pump with new gaskets and O-rings. Tighten the bolts to the following specifications:
  1. 1.5L SOHC engine: 105-132 inch lbs. (12-15 Nm).
  2. 1.5L DOHC engine: 14-20 ft. lbs. (20-27 Nm).
  3. 1.6L DOHC engine: 14-20 ft. lbs. (20-27 Nm).
  4. 1.8L, 2.0L, and 2.4L engines: 14-20 ft. lbs. (20-27 Nm).
  5. 2.5L engine: 11-16 ft. lbs. (15-22 Nm).

Hope helps (remember rated this).

Jun 18, 2010 | 2002 Hyundai XG350

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Water pump


Hi there,

Well if you are not mechanically educated, you should not try this alone. the water pump alone is not the problem, it is the timing belt. mess the timing up, and the engine will not start or if it does start, it will run rough. the water pump runs behind the timing belt, so it must be removed (Possibly replaced) anyway you can please follow the below steps -
1. Disconnect the negative cable on the car battery before you begin.
2. Place a drain pan underneath the radiator. When the engine is cool, drain the cooling system from the radiator into the pan.
3. Remove the right-hand engine under cover with the drive belt.
4. Loosen and remove the bolts to the water pump and take the water pump out of the engine.
5. Install the new water pump. Tighten the short bolts to 80-inch lbs. (9 Nm) and tighten the long bolts to 96 inch pounds (11 Nm).
(1ZZ-FE Corolla Engine)
6. Reinstall the drive belt and the right engine under cover.
7. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
8. Refill the cooling system with coolant to the proper levels. Start the engine and check for leaks when the engine reaches normal operating temperatures.
Please post comments if you need more help or information........

Good Luck!!

Thanks

Mar 02, 2010 | 1994 Toyota Corolla

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Where is water pump located on 1997 nissan pick up truck


Several engines in here:

- 2.0L
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View of the water pump mounting and O-ring-2.0L engine


- 2.4 L
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Exploded view of the water pump and mounting on the engine-2.4L engine


- 2.5L
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View of the water pump mounting-2.5L engine


For remove in a 2.0L
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Properly drain the engine coolant into a clean container for reuse.
  3. Remove the timing belt.
  4. Unfasten and remove the timing belt rear protective covers.
  5. Detach the hose from the water pump.
  6. Unfasten the water pump attaching bolts, then remove the water pump and seal ring.
To install:
  1. Thoroughly clean and dry the mounting surfaces, bolts and bolt holes.
  2. Using a new sealing ring, install the water pump to the engine and hand-tighten the retaining bolts.
  3. Attach the hose to the water pump.
  4. Fasten the timing belt rear protective covers, then install the timing belt and properly adjust the tension.
  5. Tighten the water pump bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  6. Install the timing belt cover and related parts.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8. Fill cooling system and check for leaks. Start the engine and allow to come to normal operating temperature. Recheck for leaks and top-off the coolant.

For more details about other engines, can visit autozone.com

Hope helped. Good luck.

Nov 02, 2009 | 1997 Nissan Pickup

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