Not starting backfire intake

Tiny
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  • 1995 LEXUS LS 400
  • 180,000 MILES
Engine cranking clockwise and backfire from intake, engine while cranking is trying to rotate counter clockwise?
Timing belt replaced
Spark plugs and wires ok + there order
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Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 AT 11:25 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like a timing control failure. Could be failed timing belt.

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 AT 12:17 AM
Tiny
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Checked timing belt twice its on the notch?
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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 AT 8:09 AM
Tiny
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Start with a compression test and fuel pressure test. Get back to us with the results

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 AT 11:38 AM
Tiny
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Checked compression all is above 170psi
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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 7:41 PM
Tiny
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Ok, fuel pressure?

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 9:28 PM
Tiny
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Yes fuel pressure is 50+ psi
Injectors firing
Crank +cam sensors checked
No check engine light, no codes
Forget to mention that cylinder no1 has no compression at all
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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 9:51 PM
Tiny
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Bingo, I bet you have a timing belt issue. If not, then you may have a burned valve.
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Saturday, July 28th, 2012 AT 7:51 PM
Tiny
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Hi roy
i rotate the crank several times and check timing marks there ok
but im thinking that timing belt is for a 99 ls400
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Saturday, July 28th, 2012 AT 9:02 PM
Tiny
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And what I should do with the cylinder that dont have comperession?
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Saturday, July 28th, 2012 AT 9:04 PM
Tiny
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Inject air into the cylinder to find out where the leakage is coming from. Then you will have to remove the head and perform the needed repairs.

Roy
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Sunday, July 29th, 2012 AT 2:16 PM

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