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1999 Chrysler 3.5 liter engine Changed timeing belt ,water pump, and belt hydraulic piston for belt teninsioner. Car would crank but would not start. Rechecked timing marks none of the three (crank,and both cams)will index.I suspect that the crank rotated as I was torqueing the damper wheel bolt since the damper wheel is not keyed to the crank.I had to replace the radiaitor due to it leaking and then decided to replace the timeing belt ,water pump ,and belt tenisioner. Since the engine has been cranked can I (with no timing belt in place) turn and the cams and crank clock wise and reindex from the front of the engine to top dead center index. The radiator and damper wheel are out of the car agine.

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If you cranked this engine with the belt off u have bent the valves, I have the factory manual for this engine and they bend valves if belt is positioned incorrectly or not on when engine is cranked, sorry but that is how they are built.

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