HOW TO CHECK TIMING WILL ENGING RUN IF BELT IS ...

2002 Dodge Caravan

Tiny

Anonymous

January, 7, 2013 AT 3:29 AM

How to check timing, will enging run if belt is off 1 tooth. Belt changed 1 year ago.

Engine runs for a week or two, then when you go to start it the engine locks up. Click starter several times and then it starts and runs till next time it locks up

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1 Answer

Tiny

caradiodoc

January, 7, 2013 AT 4:50 AM

If the engine runs normally for a week, you know the timing belt is okay.

It sounds like you're confusing a locked up engine with an intermittent starter problem. A locked engine is very serious and isn't going to fix itself by turning the ignition switch. What you're describing is a common problem caused by worn contacts in the starter solenoid. There are repair kits that cost around fifteen bucks, but most people just replace the entire starter.

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