2002 Dodge Stratus Not getting fire

Tiny
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  • 2002 DODGE STRATUS
  • 160,000 MILES
Not getting fire. Serpentine belt broke replaced it and the plugs and now it's not getting any fire at all. Changed CMP and CKP and coil pack and still not getting fire. What else can it be? We have checked all the relays and they are all good. Checked all the wiring for any damage and found no damage at all anywhere. I don't know what else to check and it is getting gas you can smell it when you check the plug for fire while it's out of the engine.
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Monday, August 19th, 2013 AT 7:53 AM

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Tiny
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Check fuses in power dist box first. Scan for codes if not ocdes found check resistance of crank andcam sensors a s well as connections as they can go bad. If the timing belt broke you probably also bent valves.
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Monday, August 19th, 2013 AT 9:29 AM
Tiny
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I change the cam position sensor and crank sensor and coil pack. Still nothing. The car does try and start it just turns over and thats it. Put I unplugged the cam sensor and it tried to start. So it has jumped time. Thank you for your help.
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Monday, August 19th, 2013 AT 12:12 PM
Tiny
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It can't jump time by replacing a sensor check the wiring harness to both crank and cam as they have been known to go bad.
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Monday, August 19th, 2013 AT 12:17 PM
Tiny
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It jumped time when the serpentine belt broke. All the wiring and harnesses are in great shape. Thank you.
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Monday, August 19th, 2013 AT 7:37 PM
Tiny
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Serpentine belt broke put on new one. Car wasn't getting any fire. I unhooked the cam shaft sensor and the car tried to start and was told it was out of time. So I replaced the timing belt, tensioner pulley and guide pulley. The old tensioner pulley was bad so that's why it jumped time when the serpentine belt broke and wond around the crank shaft. So anyway after setting the time and putting all the new timing kit on the vehicle I'm still not getting any fire and the car will not start. It turns over but that's it. I have put on a new coil pack, new cam shaft sensor and crank shaft sensor. So what else could it be at this point. When trying to start it, it doesn't sound like it's rotating fasting enough to start even when jumping the vehicle off. And I'm not getting and kind of codes at all.
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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 AT 8:26 AM
Tiny
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Oh and all the fuses look good and have checked out to be good.
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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 AT 8:28 AM
Tiny
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Scan for codes first then. I'dbet you bent a valve as well if the belt broke. Also it may be cam cranks sensor synchronization which you cannot do it has to have a pro style scanner hooked up for that.
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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 AT 9:28 AM
Tiny
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There are no codes. The timing belt did not break it was the serpentine belt that broke. If it bent a valve would it make any knocking noises or any kind of noise what so ever? And could there be a possibilty that I didn't get the timing just right on it? Also when you turn the key to the on position the engine light comes on but then it flashes 5 times and then stay on so I don't know what that could be. Any idea on that?
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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 AT 10:24 AM
Tiny
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I mean make any kind of knocking noise or any other noise while I'm trying to start it? And could it be that the PCM has gone out on it?
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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 AT 10:28 AM
Tiny
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Oh and I am getting power to the coil pack and all the fuel injectors I checked that yesterday but can't get the power to go through the coil pack to the plugs.
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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 AT 10:31 AM
Tiny
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Check the very first reply and check fuel pressure with a guage. You HAVE to do that to find out what is wrong with it first.
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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 AT 10:40 AM
Tiny
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The fuel pressure is good. But the first time I disconnected the cam shaft sensor it tried to start. That's what they said it would do if it was out of time. But now that I have replaced everything and got it back in time when I disconnect the cam shaft sensor now it will not try and start. And when it is turning over now trying to start something just doesn't sound right it's like it doesn't have enough juice coming from the battery to start it.
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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 AT 10:55 AM
Tiny
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Your best bet it is to haul this to a pro so you qit screwing around with it and get it running I hav eno further suggestions.
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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 AT 12:08 PM
Tiny
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I figured out what it is that's wrong and thank you for your help.
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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 AT 5:20 PM

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