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Won't start I am driving a 94 New Yorker, a couple of months ago I had a code for a voltage regulator. Yesterday I was driving and the car died, will not start. I changed the alternator and it turns over fine, but no start. There is fuel in the lines, but I smell no gas when flooring the pedal. I plan to change the fuel filter, but how would I know if it's the timing belt without puling the front of the motor apart?

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  • poohbutt7664 May 28, 2009

    I took the cap off the line on the front of the motor. It shot out with pressure, not just a dribble. Had the alternator tested before I replaced it, although the regulator is in the ecm, they told me tyhe code came from the bad alternator.

  • poohbutt7664 May 28, 2009


  • poohbutt7664 May 28, 2009

    found it. timing belt tensioner siezed and blew into about 40 pieces.

  • poohbutt7664 May 29, 2009

    thanks for the help fellas. much appreciated.

  • poohbutt7664 May 30, 2009

    so I have discovered why this happened. The piston that regulates the pressure on the timing belt tensioner seized. I've been trying like mad to find a new piston, but nowhere online is it listed...any suggestions?

  • Mike Vincent
    Mike Vincent May 11, 2010

    when you say it has fuel in the lines does that mean it is pushing fuel out at a good rate or just trickles out when the key is turned on.



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The voltage regulator for that vehicle is in the power control module not the alternator

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    yankstorm02 May 28, 2009

    what size engine?

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    yankstorm02 May 28, 2009

    pull a spark plug wire and check for spark also you should go to an auto parts store get what is called a noid light($5.00) to check for injector pulse sounds like the alternator may have burnt out the pcm

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    yankstorm02 May 29, 2009

    you can buy the whole kit, belt water pump and all the pulleys together 

  • yankstorm02
    yankstorm02 May 30, 2009

    The hydraulic tensioner must be compressed very slowly in a vise. There is a very small hole in the rod and housing you can put a small drill bit into to keep it compressed while installing 



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