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I replaced the water pump, starter, timing belt and thermostat, 2 days later I started up the tracker, backed up 3 feet and it died, can't get it started. Plugs are fine, getting gas in the carborator, I checked fuses and the battery also. I'm stumped, please help!

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You may have a timing problem. Have you double checked to make sure that piston #1 is just barely past Top Dead Center? Sometimes when a person puts belts on it turns the pullies, and knocks off the timing. Also, did you undo the motor mounts and jack the engine up to remove the H2O Pump? If you did, you may have unseated the transmission. which would explain why the car died after going three feet.

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Fig. Water pump and thermostat housing-2.0L (ABA) engine

1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.

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3. Loosen but don't remove the bolts holding the pulley to the water pump.

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Fig. Exploded view of the water pump mounting-2.0L (AEG/AVH/AZG/BDF) engine

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Fig. Exploded view of the water pump mounting-2.0L (AEG/AVH/AZG/BDF) engine


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