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Replaced timing chain on 1.8 engine 2009 corolla. no

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Replaced timing chain on 1.8 engine 2009 corolla. no compression. head gasket replace.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? What size is your engine?

1.8

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

Put timing marks on right. no compression

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Toyota Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 3 months ago
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
2009 toyoto corolla 1.8 engine replacing chain align the marks on the camshaft then alignment marks on cranskshaft TDC turn motor over no compression. started repair by new head gasket.
Toyota Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 3 months ago

ok, did the prior chain fail??

did you have the valves checked when the head was off??

did you rotate the cam while setting the chain??

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
chain did not fail
valves were checked
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
chain is in alignment to all marks, no compression
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
rotated the cam to align the marks to the timing chain.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
start with blown head gasket, replaced. valves and piston checked, put back together, put timing chain on, no compression
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
roy are you still there........
Toyota Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 3 months ago

I am here please be patient while I type out a response. we are working on many questions

you need to do a leak down test on all cylinders. that is where you inject air into the cylinder and listen for where the air escapes. it could come out the exhaust, intake or air filter or oil fill cap. that will tell you why you have no compression.

what concerns me is if you turned the cam with the engine at tdc, you may have bent some valves.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
put the compression tester in 1, 2, 3, and 4 and no compression in any of the cyclinders so all valves shouldn't go bad at one time
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
turned engine by hand, and could tell when the valve was touching the piston, so backed the crankshaft off so could turn the camshaft to line up the chain
Toyota Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 3 months ago

do the leak down test. inject air into the cylinders one at a time and find out where the leaks are located

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
the valve have been seated, the camshaft marks have been aligned, why do a leak down test if the valves have seated
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
there is no air leaking when engine turned over, cant hear any air
Toyota Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 3 months ago

you need to find out why you have no compression.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
are you saying all value went out at one time, we tested all cyclinders and no compression anywhere
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
confusing
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
the crankshaft TDC, the alignment chain marks are right, and the crankshaft marks are right on the chain
Toyota Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 3 months ago

I did not say anything about all valves. that is a possibility only. could be a piston, rings among other possibilities. you have to start somewhere.

Roy

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
if the alignment marks are aligned, it seems you should have compression in at least one cyclinder
is the leak down test the only advice, when no compression in any cyclinders
Toyota Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 3 months ago

yep, I agree but something is not right or you would have compression.

you need to start at basics

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
doing leak test.......right back
are you going to stay around while we do test
Toyota Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 3 months ago

any update before I go off for the evening??

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