Question about 1996 Toyota Camry
I have a 96 camery 4 cylinder 2.2 liter engine.Took the bottom pulley off to reaplce oil seal. We put the pullesy back on as they came off and set the car back in timing. NOw when tryin to start car will fire once but doesnt attempt to start again. Anyone know what would cause this?
Hi I am Vortash sorry to say I think Joe is correct however you may have now damaged your valves .. check your manual or with a Dealer if your car has a Safe Head if it does that means if the cam is out the pistons do not touch the valves .. however if not you could have just bent your valves or even worse cracked the guides .. with a ratchet on the crank turn the engine over slowly by hand ( not on the starter obviously ) see if you can feel if there is impact don't worry if it happens you will feel it .. the piston may stop and will not go any further on it's stroke . If it did turn freely then you will need to reset your timing as Joe said above refer to your manual how to do this .. and then once that is done you need to do a compression test if the vehicle still wont start .. once you have set the timing turn it by hand again to make sure everything is clear and you get no impacts .. f you find that you have had a valve impacted then you need to strip off the head and take it to an engineer for pressure testing he will then be able to tell you if any other damage was done and if the head suffered crack damage due to impact with the pictons .. once the head is off you will see on top of the pistons if there is signs of impact damage if there is the pistons will need to be removed and checked for damage at the Gudgeon pin or Little end .. Here's hoping none of this is needed and your car is not damage like this fingers crossed for you .. Regards Vortash
Posted on May 26, 2009
Sounds like somewhere one shaft moved and did mess up the timing. You might have to open the bell housing sight window for the timing marks and reset the entire timing system marks to marks, then use a timing light to fine tune it.
I heve been here and done that and Im sorry to say you may have to do it as well. Igf you have the shop manual just look up timing and how to reset it.
Hope this helps.
Posted on May 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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