I replaced the timing belt last week and drove the car for a day - it didnt seem to have power - so I took it home and found that I had not properly tightened the tensioner. I have now installed a new tensioner, water pump, cam shaft sensor, and the belt. It took an act of congress to get all those marks lined up but finally did.
now when I start the car it takes a long time for it to start and when it does it wants to die. The CEL is on steady until I am able to get it idled up at which time it flashes (just a steady flash).
I am going to pull the covers and make sure I got the crank mark correct but wanted to ask if there was something I was missing. I thought it might have been 180 out so I moved the wires but though it runs it doesnt run differently. I am switching them back this afternoon. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 AT 1:18 PM