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Just removed timing belt to replace water pump on my 2001

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Hi. Just removed timing belt to replace water pump on my 2001 honda odyssey, replaced timing belt as well, thought I had every thing lined up and marked, but when tried to start it won't. Could you please give me the steps to start the timing process from scratch,?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 1 year ago.

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Click HERE for your timing belt installation instructions. Turn the engine over clockwise until the bottom crank pulley timing ***** *****nes up. Then check the two camshaft timing marks. If they are off use the instructions to reinstall the belt. If the camshafts were off enough it's possible there was valve-piston contact. If this happened there will most likely be a lack of compression or no compression on the affected cylinders. I would refrain from trying to start it until after you are sure the marks are correct. If it still won't start the compression should be checked.

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