Question about 1997 Hyundai Elantra
My car is a 96 Elantra.
I replaced the head gasket in my engine without pulling the engine out of the car. I dont have an engine hoist so I had to make do. Obviously the cam sprocket and timing bet are no longer aligned and I am only able to get he upper timing cover off to work with the belt and the tensioner.
I have everything put back together but cannot get my car to run. It may be because my timing belt isnt aligned right or it may be electrical or vacuum connections that are keeping it from starting but I have to narrow it down.
The thing I need to know is this. Since I didn’t have an engine hoist and didn’t pull the engine, the motor mount on the passenger’s side is in the way. I cannot remove the crank shaft pulley or the lower timing belt cover. I've been using the mark on the crankshaft pulley to line up with the zero degree mark on the plastic TDC indicator on the lower timing belt cover. Is this acceptable for lining up the crank shaft at TDC?
I have a drawing of all this but don't see a place where I can post it for you.
I don’t know what I’m doing wrong but if my timing marks are lined up right I can at least eliminate that as my problem. Thanks for your help!
Dear friend-if your mark at the bottom is on TDC then that is fine,there is a 8mm hole in the top sprocket.alighn the hole with the mark on the cylinderhead,put belt on and tention turn ones around and lighn up marks.re-assemble.
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