How do u time a 95 Ford Probe gt?

Tiny
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  • 1995 FORD PROBE
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I recently replaced my water pump on my 95 probe gt 2.5 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 ligned 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. NOTE: If the timing belt broke and that is why you replaced it, this is an interferance engine and you will need to check compression to make sure no valves were bent.
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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

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