Posts Tagged ‘timing belt’
I have a 1999 Ford Contour, I just bought it and drove it home, the next day I toke it out and it quit & now wont start back up. It has spark and it has fuel. Also the fuel pump is working. I am wondering, WILL THE CAR STILL FIRE IF THERE IS NO TIMING BELT? OR IF THE TIMING BELT IS OFF? Please help?
(My question I appreciate to be helped with is in caps)
Sorry guys I ment to put 4 Cycle. OOPS!
& is there such thing as having 1 or 2 fuses blow, that the car wont start? If so then what fuses are they?
So I have an 87 Toyota Tercel Wagon with the A3 engine. It's just had a water pump done. We just bought it a few weeks ago because one cylinder wasn't firing (it was just a bad spark plug) but it does burn oil. For some reason there is oil in the radiator water. Does anyone have any idea as to why it would be in there? Give me all of them. (The timing belt also had oil on it if that helps.)
i changed the timing belt of my Alfa Romeo car model Alfa 75 3L V6. After doing all that successfully, i couldn't start the engine. it had wrong firing order/sequence. i need help. later we used Ford V6 engine firing order. the engine started but it is smoking at the exhaust. I need help!
I bought a used car about a year and a half ago from a giant Subaru dealership. They told me it was a great car with a stellar service record and a single past owner. I inspected the vehicle thoroughly and could find no fault in their statements. Not a week passes and i begin feeling a serious clicking sound coming from the steering/suspension system. I take the car in and they say they cannot duplicate the problem. They ask me to show it to one of their mechanics and the minute the tech gets in my car he says in a rather aggravated tone "this is the one with the bad center dif". I reply that I had not been told that and he storms into the office to confront the writers who deal with customers. They put the car back in the shop and soon find the center dif to be bad (a very expensive and VERY rare repair on a subaru) and in addition recommend the rear brakes resurfaced, and the engine computer replaced. At first they claim I am responsible (keep in mind i bought this car less then a week before) and that i would need to pay a service bill of nearly ,000 - almost 2/3 the cost of the car. Finally they agree to pay and all is well.
A little bit later, the car begin dying on startup and idling very badly. They recommended the replacement of the O2 censor and a reflash of the engine computer (again).
soon after that, i went in for a brake job (again) and they said i had two major leaks in the head gasket and that they could replace the timing belt at the same time to save labor costs. I said go ahead.
so now were are caught up to the present.
I was driving up a small hill last saturday when i heard a whirring sound and then a horrible snapping sound. the accelerator stopped responding and the car died. I had the car towed to a AAA service center where they proceeded to find a damaged tensioner assembly, all three pulleys destroyed and the timing belt had jumped and bent multiple teeth. My original subaru dealership said they would cover some of the repairs since it was their fault for doing a bad timing belt repair job, but they would cover the entire thing.
the next day i get a call from the AAA guys who said they had completed the repairs, started the car and found two cylinders misfiring, then not firing at all. they took another look and found a broken piece of a wrench in the motor somewhere (a tool they did not use in the timing belt repair).
As of now, AAA is relaying their findings to my subaru dealership and they are in meetings to figure out what to do.
So to recap.
I bought a used car and within a year and a half have had: the center dif need replacement, the brakes need resurfacing countless times, the engine computer replaced twice and reflashed 3 times. the o2 censor replaced, a major head gasket job, now two timing belt replacements and now an enormous job replacing valves, and a few other engine pieces.
bottom line is i don't trust this car anymore and feel that this dealership has screwed me time and time again. They (stupidly) left a tool in my engine which caused major destruction, and have generally been confused, had bad communication and represented their brand VERY poorly.
My question is: is there a lawsuit here? if they don't pay up can i bring charges against them for this? what are my rights regarding this situation?
I am just so fed up with all of this that I want to do whatever is in my power as a citizen of this country to make this corporation feel the pain they have caused me (not to mention the rediculous amount of money i have put into this car)
i just wanted to clarify that i did not pay the ,000 bill at the beginning. they agreed to cover it.
I've been having a hell of a time with this es300. I got it in the beginning of march 2009, and since then have had to have the water pump and timing belt and gasket replaced, and then recently, I ran out of gas on the highway and the fuel pump went.
The day the fuel pump before i ran out of gas i had a situation with the car just starting in general. I let it sit for a few minutes then it started. Later I ran out of gas, someone came and hooked me up, it started and I went home. Then a few days later I went out to try to go somewhere and the car just wouldnt start.
I went to a junkyard and pulled a fuel pump, bought a new fuel filter and put all that in. I know the pump works because I can hear it when i put the car into the on position.
Basically, the car cranks, but will not fire at this point. We checked the fuel pressure, its great, then we checked the spark plugs, that doesnt appear to be the problem either. The injector pulse was intermittent, and the spark we got from the plugs are weak.
We are basically at a loss trying to figure out what next to check. We were thinking crankshaft position sensor or the ecm could be bad. We tried to manually get the check engine codes (however at no point before it died did a check engine light come on) and it didnt even blink or anything.
Does ANYONE know what we can do before we go out buying random parts to replace and what possible diagnostics we could run? Or is there something we aren't thinking of?
Note, I also put a new battery in it about a week or two ago. Any advice would grant you title as hero of the day.
all the wiring looks fine, nothings burnt or in bad shape. Whats really raising the red flag is there's no check engine code when we tried to retrieve it. We followed the instructions to jump the terminals in the diagnostic block in the engine compartment but it showed nothing. it didnt even blink and from what we read in the manual it should blink twice a second if there are no engine codes.
How can i test to know whether its cam crank or ecm?
we actually verified the belt isn't broken but havent look at time.
our guess was also possibly the computer but getting to it is a real problem without tearing stuff up a little bit. this car is put together all retarded-like.
I just bought it and the timing belt was missing. I replaced it and the truck starts easy but wont run far. I think Ive got the timing order wrong.
Its a 2.3 liter. I thought it might be bad fuel too so I let it run and tried to clear out the sludge bubt that didnt work.
question 1 question 2. which of the following is not a basic
b.timing chain a.slant b. inline c. u-type d. v-type
d.all of the above
A cylinder, inline engine's firing order will be:
d. either a or b
in an overhead cam engine, push rods are not needed to operate the:
a. rockers and valves
b. camshaft and valves
c. camshaft and rockers
d. all of the aboves
the engine type that uses a triangular rotor instead of conventional pistons is called a?
c. cam-in-block engine
d. spark ignition engine
a two-stroke-cycle engine requires how many crankshaft revolutions per power cycle?
d. none of the above
my kia will turn over normal and then it will make a sound like the timing belt is off an then it'll sound normal again and keep doing it over again. it has fire and the timing belt is still in there it gets gas and everything still works but it just wont start can someone please help me out cause i dont have the money to buy another engine