Engine Performance problem
1995 Hyundai Sonata 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 449528 miles
I have attempted to do some timing belt work on my car after a loud knocking had developed. This knocking was heard at first when the engine warmed up and at idle in park, neutral and drive. It then a few days later could be heard will driving without foot on gas. The timing belt ordeal started because I took it to a local mechanic who decided it was the belt hitting the cover.
I have to also add that my car has had a horrible idle/ misfire for about 4 years. I have not been able to fix it myself and mechanics have not wanted to dig into it on my car.
I now have my car apart, I was in the process of lining up my timing marks, when I nothing would fit. DOHC motor-interference.
My camshafts can be lined to a tee with dowl pins up and marls on side are so even a ruler sits flush with the marks. But down on my crank shaft and oil pump they were sitting in opposite directions about 90 degrees off from the mark. I then tried lining my crankshaft to the mark where the oil pump lined up as well. From there I turned the crankshaft in four 360 degree turns. After each turn checking my camshaft timing marks. In the end my camshaft and oil pump stayed right on mark where my camshaft dowel pins both faced to the right 90 degrees on each side away from their timing mark. So from there I stopped working on the car altogether, and stepped away questioning everything.
At this point the timing seems to be 180 degrees out, and as far as I knew no car could run with timing that far out! I can't distingusih if the belt has jumped, or if it was put on incorrectly.
Can I attempt to fix the timing marks at this point?
I wasn't even 100% certain the belt was the number one issue to the knocking, but I thought I would start somewhere before I dug in further.
have the same problem?
Sunday, May 18th, 2008 AT 12:14 AM