Sorry to bother anyone but I bought a Trajet.

Tiny
STEVENCARTERORCHUMPO
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  • 2002 HYUNDAI TRAJET
  • 115,000 MILES
Sorry to bother anyone but I bought a trajet last week and the next day the crank sensor broke. Quoted £350 at the garage which unfortunately at this moment in time I could not afford. So I decided to do the job myself which has been the biggest mistake ever! I am ready now to reassemble everything however the crank pulley came off with the harmonic balancer so I was unable to mark its position up (if that makes sense) so although the cams pulleys are in the marked up position I know that I have moved the crank pulley so it will not be inline with the cams. Does anyone have any advise on how to line it all back up? Do I just line everything up at the proper timing marks or will that just kill the engine? So sorry if I sound stupid and I know that I have messed up but just need some help after a sleepless night worrying that we have no car. In hindsight I should have chalked the balancer up but I didnt expect the Sprocket and belt to be removed.I suppose my question is can I rotate all the pulleys oil, crank and cams to their correct position on the timing marks by hand or will that damage the engine.I know I sound like a novice but its been the week from ****! And now the wife has informed me that the washing machine has blown up lol.
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Saturday, April 6th, 2013 AT 3:19 PM

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Tiny
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We dont' have that model in u.S. But what is engine size we may be able to help
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Saturday, April 6th, 2013 AT 3:36 PM
Tiny
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Hi its 2.0l
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Saturday, April 6th, 2013 AT 3:38 PM
Tiny
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I've attached a couple of pictures, this might help.
However, in your post you mentioned that you were changing the crankshaft sensor. In order to change this sensor you will not have to remove the timing belt. Apparently, there is a bit of miscommunication here. Now to remove the crankshaft sensor you might have to remove the serpentine belt (the belt which turns the alternator, power steering pump etc), but not the timing belt (this belt is covered by a plastic or metal cover which raches from the crankshaft (behind the harmonic balancer) to the camshaft sprockets on top.
Which belt did you remove? Or did you remove both of them?
Please let me know, meanwhile look at the attached pictures t determine if they can be helpful.
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Saturday, April 6th, 2013 AT 4:02 PM
Tiny
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Hi thanks so much for your reply and pictures (they will come in handy).I have changed the sensor but I made a grave error when getting into the plastic casing, instead of undoing the 4 bolts on the harmonic balancer to remove it I unbolted the pulley bolt and the sprocket came out and left the belt loose.I have a new timing belt but I know the crank sprocket is out of sync with the cam as I rotated it whilst putting the sprocket back on, so the crank sprocket is lined up with its timing marks but the cam is 1/4 of a turn to the right of the timing marks.I hope this makes sense but I was hoping that the cam could just be rotated to the timing marks and then I would line up the oil pulley and fit the belt but I dont want to do any such thing until I know for sure what the best approach would be. If I had known the timing belt would have come off I would not have attempted the job. Many thanks and sorry for going on a bit.
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Saturday, April 6th, 2013 AT 4:31 PM
Tiny
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To confirm I have 3 belts off, serpentine, alternator and timing belt.
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Saturday, April 6th, 2013 AT 4:35 PM
Tiny
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Benice if you gave an engine size the first time so we could send possibly the right stuff
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Saturday, April 6th, 2013 AT 5:19 PM
Tiny
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You can turn the camshaft sprockets by hand to get them aligned. However, if it becomes immovable you will simply have to thurn the crankshaft so that the valves can open without hitting the piston, then finish putting the cam sprockets in the proper alignment. (Do this using a socket and ratchet without appliing excessive pressure--say, as you would when you use a pipe or breaker bar to increase the pressure you put on a stubborbolt). Then you'll be able to put the belt on according to these instructions (read them carefully).

2.0L Engines

1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
2. Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cable
Engine coolant
Water pump pulley bolts
Alternator bolt, loosen only
Water pump pulley and drive belts
Crankshaft pulley
Timing belt cover(s)
3. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise and align the timing marks so No. 1 piston will be at Top Dead Center (TDC) of the compression stroke.
4. Remove the timing belt tensioner and idler pulley.
5. Mark the timing belt with an arrow showing direction of rotation.
6. Remove the timing belt.

To install:

1. Align the timing marks of the camshaft sprocket and check that the crankshaft timing marks are still in alignment.
2. Install the timing belt tensioner.
3. Install the idler pulley, if equipped. Tighten bolt to 32-41 ft. Lbs. (43-55 Nm).
4. Position the timing belt over the camshaft sprocket, then over the crankshaft sprocket.
5. Tension the timing belt and tighten the tensioner pulley bolt to 32-41 ft. Lbs. (43-55 Nm). When properly tensioned, the timing belt should deflect 0.16-0.24 in. (4-6mm) when a force of 5 lbs. (2.2kg) is placed on the longest span of the belt.
6. Turn the crankshaft sprocket one turn clockwise and realign the crankshaft sprocket timing mark.
7. Recheck the belt tension and adjust as necessary.
8. Install or connect the following:
Timing belt cover(s)
Crankshaft pulley
A/C compressor belt
Water pump pulley
V belt
Negative battery cable
Engine with coolant

once the belt is installed, turn the engine by hand a minimum of 2 revolutions in the direction of engine rotation, this is to be sue that the liming marks are ligned corretly and that the valves do no hit the pistons.
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Saturday, April 6th, 2013 AT 6:24 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so so much for your perfect answer, car is running like a dream.
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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 7:24 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for an answer we rarely get them.
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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 7:28 PM
Tiny
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Thanks stevencarterorchumpo,
I appreciate your response. Now anyone who needs the same info can tune in here and get it from the archive.

Thanks again.
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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 8:05 PM

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