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We changed the timing belt and aligned correct, but it will not start? help...

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If the car was running before, then you did not install the belt correctly, or if the camry is 4 cylinders you did not reconnect or damage crank sensor.

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How to changing a timing belt on a 2000 ford focus SE

  1. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  2. Detach the coolant expansion tank.
  3. Remove the bolt and position the expansion tank to one side. Detach the power steering reservoir and position to one side.
  4. Remove the right-hand front wheel and tire.
  5. Remove the crankshaft pulley/vibration damper.
  6. Lower the vehicle. Disconnect the ignition wires from the spark plugs.
  7. Remove the two ignition wire separators from the valve cover.
  8. Remove the spark plugs. Place a jack with a wooden block under the oil pan and raise slowly until the front engine mounting is free from strain.
  9. Remove the engine front mounting. Remove the timing belt cover.
  10. Remove the engine front mounting bracket. Align the timing marks.
  11. Remove the timing belt. Use an 8 mm Allen wrench and turn counter clockwise 1/4 turn.
  12. Insert a 3 mm (1/8 inch) drill bit to lock the timing belt tensioner in place.
  13. Remove the timing belt.

  1. Check the alignment of the timing mark on the crankshaft timing belt pulley.
  2. Check the alignment of the timing mark on the camshaft timing belt pulley.
  3. Install the timing belt. Install the timing belt over the pulleys in a counter clockwise direction starting at the crankshaft.
  4. Keep the belt span from the crankshaft to the camshaft tight while installing the timing belt over the camshaft.
  5. Remove the 3 mm (1/8 inch) drill bit to release the timing belt tensioner.
  6. Turn the crankshaft at least two turns in clockwise direction to TDC position for cylinder one.
  7. Check the alignment of the timing marks.
  8. If the alignment is not correct repeat the previous steps. Install the engine front mounting bracket. Install the timing belt cover.
  9. Install the engine front mounting. Remove the jack. Install the spark plugs.
  10. Push on the spark plug connector until it engages.
  11. Raise and support the vehicle. Install the crankshaft pulley/vibration damper.
  12. Position the drive belt on the crankshaft pulley.
  13. Install the right-hand front wheel and tire.
  14. Install the power steering reservoir.
  15. Install the coolant expansion tank. Install the accessory drive belt.

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The Timing belt

Recommended by kia is 100,000 km.

Timing Belt: Service and Repair
1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
2. Loosen power steering lock bolts and nuts accordingly and remove tension from Power Steering (P/S) and/or Air Conditioning (A/C) compressor
drive belt.
3. Remove P/S and/or A/C drive belt.
4. Loosen generator mounting bolts and adjusting bolt.
5. Remove generator bolts.
6. Remove water pump pulley.
7. Remove crankshaft pulley and timing belt guide plate.
8. Remove upper and lower timing belt covers.
9. Turn crankshaft so that timing mark on timing belt pulley is aligned with timing mark on engine.
10. Check that "I" mark on intake camshaft pulley is aligned with mark on cylinder head cover and "E" mark on exhaust camshaft pulley is aligned
with mark on cylinder head cover.
NOTE: Do not move camshaft or crankshaft once timing marks have been correctly positioned.
11. Loosen tensioner pulley lock bolt.
12. Protect timing belt with a rag.
13. Remove tensioner pulley.
14. Remove timing belt.
NOTE: Mark the direction of timing belt rotation (on the timing belt) for proper reinstallation.
NOTE: Never forcefully twist, turn inside out or bend timing belt. Do not allow oil or grease to come in contact with timing belt.
1. Replace timing belt if it is contaminated with oil or grease.
2. Check timing belt for uneven wear, fraying, peeling, cracking and hardening. Replace timing belt as necessary.
3. Bend timing belt into a "U" shape as shown in figure. Distance "A" must be at least 1.0 inch (25 mm).
4. Inspect both idler pulley and tensioner pulley for uneven wear and smooth bearing operation.
5. Inspect camshaft pulleys and timing belt pulley for broken teeth or damage.
NOTE: Replace any component that shows damage, excessive wear, or that appears prone to a possible failure.
1. Install tensioner pulley.
NOTE: Replace tensioner spring whenever timing belt is replaced.
2. Pull tensioner pulley to its furthest point and tighten lock bolt.
3. Check that timing mark on timing belt pulley is aligned with timing mark on engine.
4. Check that "I" mark on intake camshaft pulley is aligned with mark on cylinder head cover and "E" mark on exhaust camshaft pulley is aligned
with mark on cylinder head cover.
NOTE: If existing timing belt is being reused, install belt in proper rotation direction marked prior to removal.
5. Install timing belt onto timing belt pulley first, then idler pulley, exhaust camshaft pulley, intake camshaft pulley, and tensioner pulley in that
6. Check that there is no looseness in belt between idler pulley and exhaust camshaft pulley or between intake and exhaust camshaft pulleys.
7. Loosen tensioner pulley lock bolt and allow tensioner spring to apply tension to timing belt.
NOTE: Do not add additional tension.

8. Tighten tensioner pulley lock bolt to specified torque.
Tightening torque: 28 - 38 ft. lbs. (38 - 51 Nm, 3.9 - 5.2 kg-m)
9. Rotate crankshaft two full revolutions (clockwise only) and align timing mark on timing belt pulley with timing mark on engine block.
10. Check that "I" mark on intake camshaft pulley and "E" mark on exhaust camshaft pulley are aligned with marks on cylinder head cover.
11. If they are not aligned, remove timing belt and start process from tensioner installation.
12. Measure timing belt deflection by applying moderate pressure midway between camshaft pulleys. If deflection is not correct, repeat from
tensioner installation.
Deflection pressure: 22 lb. (98 N, 10 kg)
Deflection: 0.39 - 0.50 inch (11 - 13 mm)
13. Install lower and upper timing belt covers in that order.
Tightening torque: 5.8 - 8.0 ft. lbs. (7.9 - 10.7 Nm, 0.8 - 1.1 kg-m)
14. Install timing belt guide plate and crankshaft pulley.
Tightening torque: 9.0 - 12.6 ft. lbs. (12.3 - 17.2 Nm, 1.3 - 1.8 kg-m)
15. Install water pump pulley.
Tightening torque: 9.0 - 12.6 ft. lbs. (12.3 - 17.2 Nm, 1.3 - 1.8 kg-m)
16. install generator belt and adjust the tension.
17. Install P/S and/or A/C drive belt and adjust the tension.
18. Connect negative battery cable.

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2001 ford focus new timming belt installed and timming set right car cranks but wont start at all...

Remove the timing belt cover. Set the crankshaft/piston in the correct position. Now check to see if the camshaft sprocket is align with the witness mark. Both the crankshaft and camshaft has to be aligned else your timing is off and you will have to take the belt off and re-installed correctly. Even if off 1 notch.

Hopefully you will never buy another car with a timing belt. It's a false economy saving.

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