What would be the cause for a 1995 Dodge caravan not to start after replacing timing belt

Asked by Jun 30, 2015 at 02:25 AM

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when installing the belt you must remember number one piston up at top dead center TDC a 4 stroke engine is up number one piston a second time on a intake stroke and that would put the belt one full crank turn off . read a haines manual on this engine about timing, piston up with both valves closed called compression stroke, Amazon has those books for pennies most times

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if the plastic intake duct is removed to expose the throttle body or carberator as it once was there ,and you crank the engine over, a smooth draw of air should flow into this throttle body as can be felt by hand, any spit back , or air reversing back out is a timing problem for sure

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