To make a long process short- I removed every component that would keep me out from the lower intake manifold--fuel rail assembly, ignition coil, alternator, power steering pump, upper intake manifold etc.
Anyways when the moment came to finally getting the gaskets replaced I succeeded, and proceded by putting the push rods back in place exactly how I removed them only doing one side of the block at a time. Since I have a v6 it was pistons 1, 3 & 5, the closet to the radiator. And then I did the other gaskets(after I torqued down the other side to specifications). Dont know if I was supose to do that or not. The push rods sat in the lifters appropriatley and in the rocker arm galleys. The next thing I did was put the whole engine back together and tried to start the car. Well it didnt start. We called a friend and he said you have to tighten each rocker arm with its piston in TDC. Ok well I thought that was the reason so I took off the valve covers only, loosened the rocker arms on the front side first, put each piston at TDC and adjusted the rocker arm torque for BOTH push rods per one piston. Then I moved on to do the next piston and then the next and then the next in NO specific order. After was all complete the car still did not crank.
I am completley stumped and I dont know what to do. I reloosened the rocker arms to check if the push rods were bent and nothing. PLEASE ANY HELP WOULD BE WONDERRFUL. THIS IS THE ONLY TRANSPORTATION ME AND MY FIANCE HAVE.I AM FAIRLY SKILLED IN MECHANICS. BUT PLEASE HELP!
Friday, November 19th, 2010 AT 3:08 PM