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Ignition timing i just put a new timing belt in a 1989 nissan maxima i made sure all the marks lined up it turns over for a second then dies do i have to do somthing with ecu in order to time it

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Make positive of this then because your pressure pully when connected might offset timing marks ,to reset any ecu disconnect battt for 1 min.

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I was driving on hwy., car died suddenly, so I towed it to my house. I found out timing belt had jumped several teeth. I put new belt on, put it on marks, now my car starts and dies immediatley unle

If the belt keeps jumping, I would say you have a badly worn sprocket or the belt tensioner needs checking, it may need a new tensioner or your procedure for tightening it needs to be checked.
If no mark for the idler, then just put it at the 4 o'clock position, as you are facing it.

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I drove my 1989 Nissan Maxima and there were no hints or clues to anything being wrong. I parked my car and was gone about 20 minutes, when I returned my car wouldn't start. I turned the key and nothing,...

You did not say whether you cleaned the battery terminals when you had a boost. If the terminals were corroded or dirty a jump would not help. Other possibility since you already changed the starter is the ignition switch. You can test that by putting the key in the ignition, turning it on to the start position , then taking a booster cable and clamping to to the positive terminal on the battery and hitting the hot bolt on your starter directly. If the engine turns over you will want to take it to a shop for a new switch as that is a bit of a ugly job. If you do this make sure there is no possibility the vehicle can run over you if it starts or that any part of your body is in the way of turning belts, fan ect. Put a mitt or glove over the booster cable you plan to take under the vehicle to make sure you do not touch any part of the vehicle except the starter nut. It works best if you are under the vehicle with the booster cable against the starter nut and can have a friend touch the positive terminal with the other end of the booster cable at your convenience. The starter will turn as soon as he touches the battery terminal which will point to the ignition switch or a wiring problem as the culprid. Good luck.

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it dosent matter as long as all the marks are lined up exact make sure the mark on each wheel/gear are in line ie,there is two marks on every wheel 1, on the gear 2,the other on the caseing behind the gear, line all marks and when you are happy put your belt on and tighten,adrian,,,,,,

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be very carefull if you are doing this yourself,it is critical to get the timing marks just right or you could do some serious damage to the engine.You must turn the engine by hand with a socket or spanner on the bottom pulley until the mark on it is lined up with the marker on the casing that surrounds it.Once this is done do the same with the top pulley,the mark on this may just be a small indentation that lines up with an arrow,once this is done you can then put on the belt and make sure it is tensioned properly.Once again,these settings are critical and if you are unsure DONT attempt it.

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If your belt came with marks, then they should match the marks that are on the sprockets and block, if not, you must have the cam marks align with those on the engine. If you're in doubt about the exact spot, lay a tooth pick across the sprockets so that you can check alignment to the block.

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The marks are for an initial reference only. Once the belt is correctly in place and proper tension set, the cam is in time with the crankshaft and will stay that way until the belt breaks or slips from one cog to the next (won't happen if the tension is correct).

After the belt is initially set with the marks lined up, two rotations of the crankshaft (one rotation of the camshaft) will have the marks in a different place. The only exception would be if the belt had an exact multiple of ribs/teeth compared to the crankshaft, and that is not very likely.

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