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Did I blow my timing belt?
Posted 14 August 2003 - 06:51 PM
My wife is driving down the road w/the A/C on @ 45-510 mph , ambient air temp is 90 degrees.
1st . car sputters
2nd. car has no acceleration and losses all power.
3rd. car turns over , has all electrical currents showing thumbs up , but the engine does not catch.
In fact when you try and turn it over , the starter turns the engine about 4 times , misses for just a split second and starts turning again.
I think the timing belt blew as since I purchased this vehicle 2 weeks ago , the people said they replaced the belts about 3 years ago. I have noticed oil leakage at the bottom of the timing belt covers and horrible valve clatter, as shown from my previous posts.
I have done all these other tune ups to the car before this happed
spark plugs , cap and rotor , fuel filter, tranny fluid, coolant flush, pvc valve, air filter, oil change.
Any thoughts ........?
Posted 14 August 2003 - 06:55 PM
Pull the dist cap, turn the motor over.. if the rotor doesn't turn, drivers side belt is probably broken.
pass side one requires a visual inspection.. pull a couple of the bolts from the timing belt cover on that side, and look/stick your finger in there.. see if the belt is tight or slack
Posted 14 August 2003 - 07:17 PM
Posted 14 August 2003 - 07:48 PM
Posted 14 August 2003 - 07:56 PM
Posted 14 August 2003 - 11:19 PM
if you have oil on the belts it can weaken them, and ig you do a belt job you will already have it torn down to do such service. and the water pump too. sometimes a bad belt will look intact, i had one strip the notches off the belt, so a complete teardown will show you whats up. maybe you lost some teeth, and the cam will catch every so-many revolutions, causing the "hang up" as you crank it.
here is a tip: remove the clutch fan and radiator to make room for belt service. depending on your skills and if you have the right equipment, you may as well pull the motor: the time it takes to pull will well make up for the time it will take to do the belts with the motor in the car, doing seals and all.
Posted 15 August 2003 - 01:09 AM
If you just stick em on, then they like to eat teeth
Posted 15 August 2003 - 03:04 AM
my bad teeth were a case of re-using old timing belts from unbeknownst motors
Posted 15 August 2003 - 05:47 AM
It's a 10 minute fix, but it will leave you dead if you don't know to look.
Posted 15 August 2003 - 09:40 AM
Still gonna do the belts and seals next month ..
I will try and document the process and post it on a web page Ill be building.
Im gonna do this job with the engine in the car, whooo!
Posted 15 August 2003 - 10:48 AM
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