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Dont know how you RESET the timing belt but odds are your valves are now bent.
Posted on May 03, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: engine cranks car won't start
Sorry..... 1 notch off is just not good enough. It has to be exact , then if it doesn't run start looking at other posibilities.
Remember that the camshaft turns twice eash time the crank turns once. The distributor rotor works off a gear on the cam.
Your rotor could be off a bit , or it could look exactly perfect the way it was when tou took it out , and still be 180 degrees off.
You have to get your engine to "top dead center" and make sure everything is the way it should be.
A timing chain ( or belt ) can cause permanent and fatal damage to the valve train and pistons in motors that are "interference engines" Find out weather yours is. In a non-interference engine , the clearance between the valves and the pistons is large enough to alow them to move out of time without crashing into each other. An interference engine is not so forgiving.
The fact that your engine cranks makes me hopefull that it is a non interference engine , and that damage has not been done.
Try to find a haynes manual for you vehicle , it will walk you through the steps for most repairs.
Posted on May 10, 2009
SOURCE: 96 dodge stratus timing belt
You may want to have a mechanic do this, not as easy as replacing an accessory belt. But if you decide to do it you will definitley need a timing light, 3 jaw gear puller, a harmonic balance puller and many other tools most people dont have in their garage
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
Checking for spark is really simple while fuel delivery is more complicated because of the the way it is metered for delivery. On VW's a fuel pump relay is used and a jumper cable connected to relay box. This controls the fuel pump to deliver fuel manually. With a fuel pressure gauge connected to the line from the pump continued withing the system, you assess whether you have correct fuel pressure, maintain it within a specif duration. Electronic fuel injectors do stick or stay open causing very poor or no start condition. Make sure you have fuel delivery since you are positive that spark is present.
Posted on May 30, 2010
SOURCE: My car - Dodge Stratus,
1996 DODGE STRATUS 2.4L 2429cc 148cid L4 MFI (X) [EDZ] DOHC : Heat & Air Conditioning : A/C Compressor Bypass Pulley Wiki
DORMAN Part # 34227
This was found at rockauto.com. this will take the place of the AC compressor and allow the use of the original serpentine belt.
Posted on Jul 20, 2011
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