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Water pump and timing belt

I changed the water pump on my car,. but i think i moved the timing belt and now my car don't want to start, so i need to know how to regulate the time on it. thanks

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How do you know when the timing belt has broken? how do you know when the water pump is bad? will the engine start?

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