Mechanics

I CHANGED TIMING BELT AND WATER PUMP AFTER PUMP FAILED.STARTED CAR AND TIMING WAS OFF.DISTRIBUTOR AREA STARTED SMOKING.TIMED AND WON'T START.

1995 Toyota Camry • 23,500 miles

I didn't run car hot and have never had any problems starting in the year I've owned it. I'm thinking the cap and rotor are bad. What else could it be. Engine spins great.
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Car killer
February 13, 2012.



So you replaced timing belt and car wont start? Better re-check timing settings. Did you do a compression test?

Tiny
Fixitmr
Feb 13, 2012.
Compression test showed uneven compression across four cylinders. What would cause smoke at distributor cap.

Tiny
Car killer
Feb 13, 2012.
Compression getting into crankcase exiting thru oil passages. Unless smoke smells like burnt electrics?

Tiny
Fixitmr
Feb 13, 2012.