Question about 2000 Saturn LW
Sepentine belt broke, tensioner worn down. Replace the belt and tensioner. Engine cranks, but won't start. Mechanic says timing belt "skipped". Belt had been replaced 60 days ago. Water pump replaced 30 days ago. There is much belt debris under timing belt cover, but belt looks ok. May have debris in belt cogs. Why would this happen?
If your timing belt broke, then it is possible that the valves in your engine got bent, which won't allow the cylinders to pressurize the fuel/air mixture, and it will let all of the mix to flow freely into the intake/exhaust manifold. This can be checked with a pressure tester that is threaded into the spark plug opening. A mechanic should have one, or you can probably find one at an auto parts store.
Posted on May 21, 2009
Those 3.0 liters are very tempermental for timing belt procedure.There are multipul special tools involved.I replace these belts all the time.You can remove cover & try to rotate engine & see if timing marks align. Sometimes they can jump timing & still not bend valves but they are interference engiines & I have seen pleanty with bent valves.big job to repair.It is normal to see belt fragments to an extent but excessive amounts means trouble.hope this helps
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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