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Replaced timing belt and now car won’t start without giving…

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Replaced timing belt and...

Replaced timing belt and now car won’t start without giving it gas , timing is all set correct

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the timing belt? Have you ever had to change it before?

It’s a brand new belt , and it’s a buddies car i dont Think it’s ever been changed before

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Mitsubishi?

05 galant

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Galant yourself? What have you tried so far?

Was getting a code for cylinder 3 misfire , pulled plug checked for cracks , replaced coil , rechecked timing

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Should be it

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Mitsubishi
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Also when i pull Coils the plugs are covered in oil
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Mitsubishi Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 months ago
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Hey Dan , I’m Alec
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 months ago

H​ello Alec. 4 cylinder or V6? Is it setting any other codes now?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
V6 , it started as cylinder 1 misfire , moved the coils around and it went to 3 , replaced 3 now it just says cylinder misfire with no listed cylinder , car will only start if you give it gas and shakes really bad trying to keep it running
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 months ago

You have double checked timing?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I’ve triple checked it
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 months ago

D​o you have scan tool to monitor cylinder misfire data? Did it run fine before doing timing belt?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It has a slight ticking noise and the belt was stretched , started up and ran fine other then that , i think Maybe a crank sensor wire got frayed or something in the process
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 months ago

Do​ you have a scan tool to monitor live cylinder misfire data?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I have Hptuners but it won’t connect to the vehicle
Mitsubishi Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 months ago

I'm going to open question up to see if someone else has some ideas, they will reply automatically when they can help. Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you
Mitsubishi Mechanic: HDGENE, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago
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Hello, so it ran fine before the timing belt? Started with no problems? Did you replace the valve cover gaskets for the oil leaks on the coils?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Just had a slight tick , i say Tick it sounded like the belt had stretched and was hitting the cover , so i replaced it . And i have Not replaced valve cover gaskets , do you think the oil could be causing no spark conditions ?
Mitsubishi Mechanic: HDGENE, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

It can defintiley cause the misfire codes. The oil will short out the coil So the valve covers should be replaced along with the plugs and possibly the coils if they are saturated in oil. That would be where I would start. As for the scan tool not working, check the fuse for the data link connector and make sure it isnt blown. Its usually the same one for the power point which may be blown.

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Mitsubishi Mechanic: HDGENE, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

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Mitsubishi Mechanic: HDGENE, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

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