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I was fixing my timing belt and I didn't know if I should

Customer Question

JA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?
Customer: I was fixing my timing belt and I didn't know if I should not turn the crankshaft counterclockwise now i time it but the car doesn't want to start
JA: How many miles are on the timing belt? Have you ever had to change it before?
Customer: 96000 miles no I never had to
JA: What is the model/year of your Mitsubishi?
Customer: It is a Eclipse V6 2003
JA: Are you fixing your Eclipse yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I'm fixing with my stepdad we have change the camshaft and crankshaft seal so far but everytime we time it and put the belt in it never want to start only cranked
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
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Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you out with your question.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Can you tell me what I'm suppose to do
Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

The reluctor wheel on the crank has rivets that hold it in place, these commonly break during a timing belt repair, the wheel may have moved and this will cause a no start.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

I have seen this before as the same thing happened to me on my personal car.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Oh ok so what should I do now?
Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

Take it back apart and get at the crank sprocket and check the tone wheel for the crank sensor.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Can you provide me more detailed about how should I do that?
Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

Take the timing belt back off and look at the crank sprocket.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

They call the tone wheel the sensing blade.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok I have to look at it to see if it's not messed up how what?
Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.


Customer: replied 1 month ago.
If it's messed up what I'm going to fix it?
Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

You can replace it if you need to.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
But I been took it out and ion see it messed up
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
i don't *
Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

Did you reinstall it properly?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
it has a little mark in it to put it at the mark

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