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Timing belt went and put in new runs but has no power

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  • shannontaft2 Nov 19, 2009

    how can you test for bent valves if i compression test it and the timeing still aint right then the valves wont be sealed and the reading will be low wether the valve is bent or not. the buddy that has the car dont want to spend the money to tare the motor down (gaskets and fluids) says spent enough on parts timeing belt plugs wires cap rotor. any way that the timing belt being of a tooth on any one of the three gears could be the problem or a mis marked gear or ??????



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You have bent the valves.The only thing that can be done is to remove the head and replace the valves.good luck i now thats not good news.

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    Philip Long Nov 20, 2009

    This engine has been identified has a interferance engine.When the timing belt fails valve to piston contact happens.Resulting in bent vavlves.Yes if you are a tooth out on the timing belt you will lose compressoin due to valves slightly open.But i asure you, you have bent the valves when the belt snaped.Get a hand book and check the timing marks are correct.Its very unlikly that the gears would slip.Good luck once again.



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