Welcome to justanswer.com. My name is XXXXX XXXXX online automotive technician. I am reading your comments. I will be right with you. Thank You, Leon
do you have the dual overhead cam or single? What size engine? 1.8?
Its the 1.8 how do I tell the other
Hello are you still with me
When you replaced the timing belt did you see two cam sprockets
yes one on each side sorry
ok, that engine is an interference engine, not free wheeling. You will need to pull the head and have it checked out for bent valves-possible hole in piston.
but shouldnt it at least turn over even if it putters or something.just sounds like its not engaging
Reading your question "sounds like only starter engaging but no compression" I gathered my experience on that sorry
If there is no click or turning of the starter did you check the grounds and too, check at starter red wire for battery voltage to ground?
if I crank by hand I can feel and hear the compression. Almost had it once but timing was off a notch or two. when I re did it it wouldnt do anything but starter
Does the engine from turning the crank by hand - will it turn?
it turns with no problem
so the engine cranks over but no start?
it did but now it sounds like a higher pitch crank sort of like engaging starter while running
right turning over faster then usual
i have reinstalled this belt five times to because I thought timing was off
i would do a compression check to all cylinders with spark plugs out. if low then pull the head
starting fast means one or more cylinders is not getting enough compression
I wish there was an easy answer
do not have that ability in my driveway. Its the only car I have and desperatly need. this S..Ks
if you do the compression test and all is well i would recheck the timing marks with #1 at top dead center on the compression stroke
Already did the mark thing five times
to do a compression check sure you can do that in the drive way. Go to your local parts store and usually they will loan you the compression gauge remove all spark plugs and install compression gauge and crank over engine
guess it looks like the end for this beast
yeah but if the timing is off dont I risk damaging valves
sorry but the engine is an interference engine and will bend valves
yes if timing marks are off it can damage engine
Is there anything else i can help you with?
Thanks Leon, just wish there was something more I could do. Need this car