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Changed the timing belt on an 02 jetta and now it wont

Customer Question

changed the timing belt on an 02 jetta and now it wont start, cranks, but nothing.
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: No turnover, battery is about 6 months old, charged it last night.
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 02 jetta gls
JA: What year is your VW?
Customer: 02
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I changed the timing belt, got everything top dead center and now it wont start?
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: not sure
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is*****'ll be glad to help you out ....have you checked all of the connectons? crank sensor, cam positio sensor?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I changes the camshaft sensor, dont see a cranckshaft sensor?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
all connections were checked multiple times.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
still have it wide open, didn't even put the motor mount back on yet. Just want to hear it run, I know I timed it perfectly after finding the hole behind the coil. car cranks but will not turn over..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Still here?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

im here

Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

is the fuel pump running when you turn the key to on?