Crank no start issue after replacing water pump

Tiny
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  • 1999 CHRYSLER CIRRUS
  • 201,000 MILES
My water pump was replaced now the car will crank but will not start. What could be wrong?
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Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 AT 9:46 PM

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Tiny
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Hi and thanks for using 2carpros.com. I am not sure if you have the four or six cylinder engine, so I will attach information for both. To replace the pump, the timing belt had to be removed. Here are the directions for pump replacement. Read through them and see if anything was missed.

Here are the direction:

1999 Chrysler Cirrus L4-2.4L VIN X
Vehicle Engine, Cooling and Exhaust Cooling System Water Pump Service and Repair Water Pump Replacement
WATER PUMP REPLACEMENT
Removal
Raise vehicle on a hoist. Remove right inner splash shield.
Remove accessory drive belts and power steering pump.
Drain cooling system.
Support engine from the bottom and remove right engine mount.
Remove right engine mount bracket.
Remove timing belt, camshaft sprockets, and rear timing belt cover.
Water Pump
Remove water pump attaching screws to engine.
Installation
Water Pump Body
Install new O-ring gasket in water pump body O-ring groove.
CAUTION: Make sure O-ring is properly seated in water pump groove before tightening screws. An improperly located O-ring may cause damage to the O-ring and cause a coolant leak.
Assemble pump body to block and tighten screws to 12 Nm (105 inch lbs.) . Pressurize cooling system to 15 psi with pressure tester and check water pump shaft seal and O-ring for leaks.
Rotate pump by hand to check for freedom of movement.
Install rear timing belt cover, camshaft sprockets, and timing belt.
Install right engine mount bracket and engine mount.
Fill cooling system.
Install power steering pump and accessory drive belts.

Picture 3 is of the timing marks for the 4 cylinder.

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Here are the directions for the V6 engine (water pump replacement)

1999 Chrysler Cirrus V6-2.5L VIN H
Vehicle Engine, Cooling and Exhaust Cooling System Water Pump Service and Repair Water Pump Replacement
WATER PUMP REPLACEMENT
Removal
Drain cooling system.
Remove right engine mount and bracket.
Remove timing belt.
Remove water pump mounting bolts.
Water Pump
Water Pump Inlet Tube
Separate pump from water inlet pipe and remove pump.
Installation
Clean all gasket and O-ring surfaces on pump and water pipe inlet tube.
Water Pipe O-Ring
Install new O-ring on water inlet pipe. Wet the O-ring with water to facilitate assembly.
CAUTION: Keep the O-ring free of oil or grease.
Install new gasket on water pump and install pump inlet opening over water pipe, press assembly to cause water pipe insertion into pump housing.
Install pump to block mounting bolts and tighten to 27 Nm (20 ft. lbs.) .
Install timing belt and right engine mount bracket and mount.
Fill cooling system. See Cooling System, Service and Repair, Refilling.
Install accessory drive belts.

Pictures 4, 5, and 6 correlate with these directions.

Picture 7 is the timing marks for this engine.

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If you see no issues with the work which was done, you need to check if the engine is getting spark and fuel.

Here are general directions for checking for spark:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-an-ignition-system

Here are general directions for checking for fuel:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

The fuel pressure for your vehicle should be
Key On, Engine Off (approx.) 338 kPa (49 psi)

If timing is correct and you have everything connected, either spark or fuel will be missing. In this case, I would suspect it is spark. If you find there is no spark, I suspect the crankshaft position sensor is damaged, disconnected, or not connected. Here are the directions related to the sensor for the V6:

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1999 Chrysler Cirrus V6-2.5L VIN H
Vehicle Powertrain Management Computers and Control Systems Crankshaft Position Sensor Service and Repair
SERVICE AND REPAIR
Crankshaft Position Sensor
REMOVAL
Remove speed control servo from driver's side strut tower.
Remove crankshaft position sensor retaining bolt.
Pull crankshaft position sensor straight up out of the transaxle housing.
(Disconnect crankshaft position sensor electrical connector from the wiring harness connector.
INSTALLATION-ADJUSTABLE
All vehicles will be equipped with an adjustable crankshaft position sensor. This can be identified by an elongated mounting hole in the sensor.
Crankshaft Position Sensor And Spacer
NOTE: If the removed sensor is to be reinstalled, clean oft the old spacer on the sensor face. A NEW SPACER must be attached to the sensor face before installation. If the sensor is being replaced, confirm that the paper spacer is attached to the face of the new sensor.
Install sensor in transaxle and push sensor down until contact is made with the drive plate. While holding the sensor in this position, install and tighten the retaining bolt to 12 N.m (105 in. lbs.) torque.
Connect crankshaft position sensor electrical connector to the wiring harness connector.
Attach connector to heater tube bracket.
Install speed control servo. Tighten nuts to 9 N.m (80 in. lbs.) torque.

Pictures 8 and 9 relate to these directions

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Here are the crankshaft sensor directions for the 4 cylinder.

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1999 Chrysler Cirrus L4-2.4L VIN X
Vehicle Powertrain Management Computers and Control Systems Crankshaft Position Sensor Service and Repair
SERVICE AND REPAIR
Crankshaft Position Sensor
The crankshaft position sensor mounts to the engine block behind the generator, just above the oil filter.
REMOVAL
Disconnect electrical connector from crankshaft position sensor.
Remove sensor mounting screw. Remove sensor.
INSTALLATION
Reverse procedure for installation.

Picture 10 relates to these directions.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.

Cheers,
Joe
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