I HAVE AND ISSUE WITH MY CAR STARTING

  • Tiny
  • spencergiordano123
  • 2001 Volkswagen Passat
  • 100 miles

I replaced the timing belt on my passat 1.8t and made sure to mark the camshaft pulleys, but now the car has trouble starting and starts only if I press the gas pedal, it also delays on acceleration before the engine picks up, can I just take the belt off and try to realign the marks I made or is there a different way to deal with this because the camshaft has four different rotational cycles? Or is the even why the car is having trouble starting? Also I can sometimes hear a small backfire when trying to start the engine

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 AT 4:49 PM

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  • hmac300
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Recheck your work first. Pic included.

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 AT 4:55 PM

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