Hi by accident I forgot to disconnect the negative on the battery when installing my alternator and while tightening the electrical, I made contact against metal and saw sparks.
The Battery is holding at 12.87 to 12.93 volts and I did a simple starter test turning on the headlights then crank the engine. Lights did not dim so I checked all the fuses. Ignition, Starter and Alternator fuses are fine. Do I need to remove the starter and or alternator because it won't turn over at all.
Also would a bad Cam Shaft Sensor make a difference in starting the engine?
Also I had a question answered to determine if there was any valve damage when turning the crankshaft without a timing belt. I didn't see any damage to the valves and turn the Intake/Exhaust cam shafts with proper alignment with crankshaft and the belt and didn't feel and resistance. It's the 2.2 liter interferon engine and did not remove valve parts and assembly because I read that the valves do not need adjusting.
I was trying to be very careful do any damage to the engine but I think what saved me was realizing my mistake right after I removed the T belt and also removed the #1 spark plug. Any advice is greatly appreciated and now understand why mechanics get paid so good! This particular engine is very hard to work on.
Friday, August 3rd, 2012 AT 6:18 PM