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DT2RINC 05-31-2012 10:04 AM

crank but no start
i am a newbie, i started working on a 04 wrx. no mods...original issue was the gear pulley bearing gave out and started making noise. tore down cked timing, cranked by hand and all marks matched belt with pulleys. i removed all cam & exh. pulleys to replace timing covers.
replaced all water tubes, pulleys, w/pump etc....put all together, bleed coolant. eng cranks but will not start.
I'm thinking i did not time correctly.

05wrxcm 05-31-2012 01:47 PM

Does it get fuel/spark? Compression? If you didn't do the timing right theres a good chance you bent some valves, broken springs, ruined piston rings trying to crank the engine. Hopefully its not getting fuel/spark.

wagonracer 05-31-2012 07:39 PM

First, be [I][B]absolutely[/B][/I] sure of your timing, triple check all 5 important marks. Check all of the rest of the work you just did. Check for fuel, check for spark.....

Then, I would suggest plugging in the "poop loop" (diagnostic connectors under the dash) and scan for codes (maybe cam sensor, crank sensor etc. not plugged in tight) If it doesn't show codes, the last thing I would suspect is that one of the teeth on the crank gear is missing (the little ones that the crank sensor detects, not the ones that the belt goes on)

Hope this helps

DT2RINC 06-01-2012 06:22 AM

thx for the input. i decided to tare down and ck my work. now i know, when i removed the cam gears to replace both back covers (cracked) the cams rotated, would this matter?
i did have to rotate 1 by 1 to get all the outer gears back in time. yes the 2 driver side pulleys only go clock & counter clock. could this be my error?

DT2RINC 06-01-2012 07:04 AM

wagonracer, send me a email, i would like to talk to you if possible.
i will reply with my contact. thx.

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