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What would make the camshaft not move the timing belt still in tact and the crank seems to be moving

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  • pozezdcuztom May 07, 2010

    Yeah the motor was turning over the timing belt appeared fine and in contact, but the crank was spinnin but the cam was not. It was in fact the timing belt was worn out at the bottom where it connects to the crank shaft just had to tear into it a little but easy fix :)

  • tberan1 May 11, 2010

    Are you saying the motor cranks over with the timing belt but the cam does not rotate? Please advise. Thanks, Tom



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Timing belt , wiped out.

Posted on May 05, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks for your feedback should've came back and said I figured it out but thanks maybe this will help other people that come across this that aren't mechanical savvy enough. Thank goodness the car is a non interference engine so easily done got the timing marks lined up runs like a champ thanks again though"

  • Greg Stefan May 06, 2010

    Do you see timing belt rotating?

    If you only see your camshaft not moving through oil cap opening , doesn't mean that belt moving with crankshaft.Usually crank gear wiping teeth on timing belt and when you trying to start the engine the only thing is turning is the crank.

    On the other hand if you took out upper timing belt cover and see that camshaft sprocket moving with the belt then it's different issue ; most likely woodruff key(that keeps cam sprocket on camshaft) is gone , if it is so you need new camshaft .

    But I really doubt the woodruff key , very rare thing to go bad.

    Wiped out timing belt is not good either , sience most engines are

    interference engines , that means you may have bended valves.

    And that is valve job , cyl. head has to come out.



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