I recently replaced my water pump in this car. When putting the vehicle back together I noticed that the vibration dampener (connected to the camshaft sprocket) would only rotate 1/4 of the way and then come to a dead-stop and make a clicking noise. Mechanics have told me to check the timing. I moved both crankshafts to TDC but could not move the camshaft because it still stopped and make a clicking noise. The camshaft will rotate 1/4 of the way. And back stopping in both directions. I took the water pump back off, timing belt tensioner off, idler and pullys back off, the reinstalled the tensioner but it still does the same thing. Could I have bent a valve possibly when taking the dampener off originally? THe other thing I could think of was could I have possibly damaged anything by supporting the engine from the bottom of the oil pan when removing the engine mount. Please help!
have the same problem?
Friday, April 10th, 2009 AT 2:31 PM