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Doug, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Mitsubishi
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Experience:  Mitsubishi employed and Factory trained ASE certified technician
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Won't start,got spark,got fuel,new timing belt,new sensor,

Customer Question

Won't start,got spark,got fuel,new timing belt,new sensor
JA: How many miles are on the timing belt? Have you ever had to change it before?
Customer: Yes
JA: What is the model/year of your Mitsubishi?
Customer: 2001 eclipse
JA: Are you fixing your Eclipse yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes,install new head,timing belt,cam sensor,spark plugs
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Got fuel,spark,great compression
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  david craig replied 6 months ago.

Hi Im David, you are 180 out

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
All marks match per Mit service manual... Can't be distr.. So how then.. Please explain
Expert:  david craig replied 6 months ago.

if you arent on the compression stroke is what i meant

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
That don't make sense...if timing marks are right.. I got fuel and 165 psi cyl compression, just cranks and if you unplug cam sensor it wants to run, test cam ok still replaced with new one.. Still don't run,, remove plugs wet #4 plug black and wet too.. Replaced ign trigger., no good...
The car ran and timing belt broke replaced head and timing belt...
I run these engine in our forklifts.. But doesn't use the same electrical systems..
Expert:  david craig replied 6 months ago.

well then apparently you did something wrong. did you make sure you were on the compression stroke when you timed the engine? and if you did, how did you determine that?.

Expert:  david craig replied 6 months ago.

the marks will line up no matter what stroke your on.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
There only one alway to time motor on compression stroke.. Match timing marks..there no adj on this type of engine... You not giving direct information...
Expert:  david craig replied 6 months ago.

we will agree to disagree on that one. wow. good luck to you.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Your not telling what to change.. You have not given any info on the engine or where the change is needed... You are not knowable on the 2.4l engine... I have the factory service manual.., your info don't match the 2.4l.., no help I will report this site...