Timing belt replacement

Tiny
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I recently replaced my water pump on my car, the timing belt got taken off and when I put it back on it ran like crap. So I took it off and tried timing it all marks are lined up but it won't fire. What am I doing wrong?
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 5:43 PM

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Tiny
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Double check all your alignment marks. Also, check to make sure the plug wires are in the correct order. I have attached pictures of both.
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 5:52 PM
Tiny
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On my distributor cap is marked numbers differently than shown in the picture u gave me. Should I disreguard the numbers on the cap?
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 5:58 PM
Tiny
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Only if you have changed them. The picture I sent is from a Mitchel service manual for the GT 2.5L. It should be correct, but. If the car ran the way it is now, you must be correct. Did the original timing belt break
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 6:06 PM
Tiny
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No it did not. I replaced the water pump to find out the head was cracked replaced the head with a brand new one and am stuck where I am now
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 6:10 PM
Tiny
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That is good. I was thinking you may have bent a few valves. Let me know about the timing issue.
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 6:20 PM
Tiny
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I definitely will let u know the out come thank you so very much for your time and expertise.
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 6:23 PM
Tiny
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I hope I helped.
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 6:26 PM
Tiny
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I did everything you said all marks are alligned plug wires in the order illustrated in the picture still no fire
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 6:39 PM
Tiny
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Are you getting spark and fuel to the engine?
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 6:49 PM
Tiny
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 6:52 PM
Tiny
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Okay. If you have spark and fuel, if the timing is correct, it should run unless the compression is low. When cranking, does the engine sound normal, turning too fast?
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 7:12 PM
Tiny
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It turns normal but sounds as if its out of time still
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 7:14 PM
Tiny
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I also noticed the rear mark is off roughly 4 teeth would that keep it from starting?
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 7:15 PM
Tiny
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Yes, that will prevent it from starting. That needs aligned.
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 8:41 PM
Tiny
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Replaced timing belt. Not sure which marks to line up on sprockets.
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Monday, December 10th, 2018 AT 5:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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See pictures for align marks and instructions. Make sure to rotate twice and recheck after install. Do not turn engine over after removing belt.
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Monday, December 10th, 2018 AT 5:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have a 1994 Ford Probe SE 2.0. I recently replaced the timing belt, idler pulley, tension pulley and water pump. It now seems to have a clicking noise during a cold start up. As it warms up the clicking noise gets less noticeable. It sounds almost like a lifter but, it just seems ironic that it would make that noise after changing the timing belt when it was not making it before. I checked out the new pulleys and they appear to be good. What could it be?
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Monday, December 10th, 2018 AT 5:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Have you re checked that the belt tension is correct?

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, December 10th, 2018 AT 5:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I recently changed my water pump on a 1996 ford probe gt. To do this you have toremove the timing belt. I put it back on according to spec with both over head cams pointing to the #1 cylinder and the the #1 at TDC. It will not start. It is getting gas and spark. ( There are suppoesd to be marks on the heads? I cannot see them) pleasde help
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Monday, December 10th, 2018 AT 5:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello,

Hope this helps... here is the timimg alignment mark locations....


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/188069_96probetimingaligndohc_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/188069_96probetimingaligndohc2_1.jpg

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