Hey all, I just replaced the timing belt and water pump on my 02 and the car wont start. It turns over normally wont wont fire. I tore it back down to recheck my timing which did infact look off.
For the record the intake gear only has one mark and it should be lined with the mark on the black plate, right?
The exhaust gear is where I think I messed up and put the gear on wrong, so I spun the cam so the the #1 cylinder lobes are at 3 o'clock and then put the gear back on with the l lined up with the plate and the E at 12 o'clock.
So with the exhaust side good and the intake side lined up correctly with those lobes at 9 o'clock and the gear mark lined up with the mark on the plate I went ahead and reassembled everything.
I made sure that I put the crank sensor plate on right (with the dimple towards the read of the car).
So with everything reassembled it still wont start. I checked the spark the only way I know how which is by using a screw driver inside of the wire and arching it off of the engine lift hooks and the spark seems to be very faint. How strong should it look?
I also tripled check all connections and they're all connected.
This has me really frustrated and kind of embarassed as this isnt my first timing belt.
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