1997 Toyota 4Runner TIMING MAYBE?

Tiny
JMT2404
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  • 1997 TOYOTA 4RUNNER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 23,000 MILES
Ok so I went mudding about a week ago and hydrolocked my engine. I pulled the plugs and turned The engine over manually to get as much of the water out as I could and then did a tune up and oil change and changed the transmission fluid out. In addition to that I took everything off all the way down to the camshafts to clean it out. After I cleaned it out I put everything back and tried to crank it and nothing. I checked the compression it was at 120. I didn't know of that was normal or not because of the miles. And I pulled the plugs and made sure they are firing and they were good. And I am getting fuel because I can smell it on the plugs. Any ideas what might be wrong?
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 11:05 PM

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Tiny
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Hi jmt2404, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation

Double check the valve and ignition timing could be off-let me know
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 11:34 PM
Tiny
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Sounds low-inject a tbl spoon of 30W oil in the cylinders and see if it'll raise


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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 11:39 PM
Tiny
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How do I check that?
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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 AT 10:53 AM
Tiny
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How did you came with a 120psi reading on the compression check? You're below minimum standards
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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 AT 1:27 PM
Tiny
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I took the compression gauge and screwed it into the spark plug hole and turned the truck over least seven times. I did that after I clamped off the fuel lines.
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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 AT 2:38 PM
Tiny
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Double check the valve and ignition timing
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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 AT 3:12 PM
Tiny
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How do I check my ignition timing and if its off how do I adjust it?
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Thursday, October 14th, 2010 AT 3:36 PM
Tiny
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Use an inductive timing light and follow the underhood sticker
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Thursday, October 14th, 2010 AT 6:47 PM
Tiny
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Ok so I checked the valve timing and it was a couple teeth off so I fixed that, but still havent been able to start the truck. The timing belt looks good everything looks lined up there. I even changed out the camshaft position sensor. Still nothing. The only thing its doing different now is the first time I try an start it up everyday after working on it is that it acts like it wants to start. I turn the key over and it rumbles like its starting then dies off. After that first try it won't do it again. The engine just turns. What else could it be?
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Saturday, October 16th, 2010 AT 2:56 PM
Tiny
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Check the fuel pressure if its right on specs-You sure you're not 180deg off on the valve timing?
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Saturday, October 16th, 2010 AT 2:58 PM

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