Car wont start after timing belt change

Discussion in 'General Diesel Discussion' started by 2tonebb6, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. 2tonebb6

    2tonebb6 New Member

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    Hey guys, I just got done changing my timing belt, and followed the steps as per the diy. The car cranks smoothly by hand and when I turn the key. The car won't startup or even sputter for that matter. It seems like it isn't getting fuel or there is air in the system. Is it possible to introduce air into the system by just moving the fuel filter around?(never removed the lines). I double checked the the belt and it's lined up perfect. Any suggestions?
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  2. Seatman

    Seatman Active Member

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    Most likely the timing's to far out or something hasn't been reconnected.:)
  3. aussiedave

    aussiedave New Member

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    did you prime the system of Air...
  4. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    If you never removed the lines, it shouldn't have air. Put the engine back at TDC and double check the cam and crank positions. And of course, that you put everything back!

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