running slightly rough after timing belt change
Posted 08 October 2008 - 07:02 PM
Any other ideas or you agree that its a notch or half notch off?
Posted 29 October 2008 - 08:25 AM
I got the timing set, verified a few times, turned the crank over maybe a dozen times or so, everything was still in time by the marks. Put it all back together and go to start. Nothing.
The starter cranks and the engine won't start now. The starter kicks in and sounds normal for a sec or so then it starts to spin the engine over what seems a little faster than normal. Its odd. I can't find my compression tester, digging through the moving boxes one by one, but putting my finger in the plug hole, I have both suction and compression in all cylinders, so there is something there. I have fuel and spark. Car was running fine before I took it apart, got it back together with the timing a little off, it ran rough. Took it apart a 2nd time, and I almost certain that the timing is now correct, but now the car won't start and sounds funny while turning over.
This is a 1998 2.4l DOHC Stratus SE, just a normal stock and standard car daily runner for work.
From the few bits and pieces that I have found, the 2.4l is a non-interference motor, but I haven't been able to verify that for the year, I just found info that says the 2.4 is non-interference. Can anyone verify?
Any ideas? I will take it apart again to check timing, and if its off, fix it again, but if its on, then what? I am a little perplexed.
Edited by mn stratus, 29 October 2008 - 08:35 AM.
Posted 29 October 2008 - 09:33 AM
Double check your cam and crank position sensors.
Posted 29 October 2008 - 09:37 AM
What would I be looking for specifically? Wire connectors? Can you test the sensors with an multi-meter? If so do you know the ohm load for each and wires to check?
thanks for the fast reply
Edited by mn stratus, 29 October 2008 - 09:40 AM.
Posted 29 October 2008 - 10:32 AM
Specifics on the sensors I do not have. Hopefully someone else will chime in.
Posted 29 October 2008 - 04:27 PM
Posted 30 October 2008 - 09:01 PM
Is it any problem to start the vehicle without the crank pulley on to test the timing? When I get the timing set I want to start the car and test it before I put it all back together again, just to find out the timing is still off.
I tell you though, I am good at taking it apart and getting it back together. Getting the timing correct, not so much
Edited by mn stratus, 30 October 2008 - 09:03 PM.
Posted 31 October 2008 - 07:22 AM
Where in MN are you located?