I have the voyager 1999 2.4 my water pump was leaking all summer now the timing belt broke do to the water leaking on the belt I change my water pump and timing belt my self I watch videos on UTUBE on

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Asked by Feb 27, 2013 at 12:33 PM about the 1999 Plymouth Voyager Minivan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have the voyager 1999 2.4 my water pump was leaking all summer now the timing belt broke do to the water leaking on the belt I change my water pump and timing belt my self I watch videos on UTUBE on how to time the cams the van run good but will not idle will stall at low RPM and stall all all stops I have to ride both the gas and brake at the same time just a tap on the gas and van will stay running I'm not 100% sure now if my timing is right or is my problem not timing I change all my vacuum and clean the PVC and clean the throttle body and idle air control van will not idle.

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good job for first time ,a belt after first turn over sometimes is one tooth off on maby one cam , this could be

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thanks but my big question is the timing belt have anything to do with the van idle will the van not idel if the belt is off by a tooth.

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yes thats when a little off will show up,faster will not be felt,just a little valve open at wrong time makes missfire ,you can let this way,just raise idle somehow, pcm dont see this or light would come on

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this van don't have an idle unless I can't find it any help with the idle

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is none,maby trick the pcm,open a little vacuum.or shim the throttle stop

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I now believe 100% my cams are off by a tooth or 2 I will have to re open my timing belt and set up the timing big gob I'm not looking to do have to rent the tool to remove the crankshaft pulley.

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well today is 3/27/2013 I had the time today on this beautifully day I went back and take it all apart when I look at my timing I don't know why but I had the crank shaft was 1/2 to the left of TDC not 1/2 to the right of TDC I line it up with the cam the left cam at 1/2 below the right cam and the crank shaft 1/2 to the right of TDC install new pulley put it all back start my van now my van run like new no stalling I can't even feel it running no vibration at all like new not bad for someone who is not a car teck at all utube videos come in handy P.S I also change my PVC my fuel filter and all new vacuum line are all new my van is a 1999 only 60k I'm thinking of change the fuel pump do to my fuel gage not working right I know the gage is inside the pump

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P.S this hole mouth with no idel I use $20 a day in fuel just to go to work driving only 3 miles to work and 3 miles back home bad fuel MPG with a bad timing.

Check.your vin# x,v,c,d in the 8th digit may be interferance 2.4 are a twin and usually are. To do the belt you will need one special puller to get the main drive pulley off do not pry on top of t belt cover as it will break costing more money. 90,000 mi the timing belt tensioner needs replaced even if pump is not leaking.

The cams have a small slot on each wheel they face parallel to each other the crank gear has a dot that lines to a corresponding arrow on oil pump housing

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