Timing belt replacement gone bad

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Timing belt replacement gone bad

Post by jeffharlan68 »

I put a new timing belt on my 87 Aspencade with the help of a friend. We had everything lined up and and everything put back together. When I tried to start it the next evening, it cranked, fired, and then made a chunking like Sound. I haven't taken anything apart because I want to know if I have screwed up my engine somehow. Thank you

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Re: Timing belt replacement gone bad

Post by julimike54 »

Could be, only way to know is start taking it apart. If the belts slipped time than the pistons and valves may have met up with each other.
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Re: Timing belt replacement gone bad

Post by WingAdmin »

Which is why it's recommended to turn the engine over at least two full revolutions by HAND before attempting to start it. Do it with the plugs out. If you encounter any resistance, stop and figure out what you've done wrong.

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