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Old 08-02-2012, 01:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Timing belt replaced, now will not turn.

94 Camry 2.2 4 cylinder, I replaced the timing belt, no other problems with the car the just time to replace the timing belt. My manual disapered just before I went to do the job. Most everything went fine except when I went to start the car. It would not start and was clearly out of time. I retimed it and now the engine will not rotate. It will turn sofar and then it stops. I understand this is a non-interference engine so what could be the problem be? How can I see what is going on in that engine with out pulling the head off of it. How do I determine which cylinder it is?
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Recheck all your work.

When you rotate the engine is this coming to a dead stop or are you just encountering strong resistance? Are you rotating the engine with spark plugs in? Rotating the engine with the spark plugs in will meet with resistance due to compression. You overcome this compression by applying more torque to the wrench. Pull all the spark plugs out and rotate the crank and you can look down the spark plugs holes and you should be able see piston movement.
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I had the spark plugs out when I did this. I understand engine compression, that is why I removed the spark plugs. The engine came to a dead stop like there was either something in the cylinder or some other interference stopping the movement.

Is there anyway that it dropped a valve or something. My worse fear is that a neighbor;s kid dropped something in the engine. That is the only way I can figure I would have any interference in the engine, unless somebody knows something I don't ( Which would not surprise me.)
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Is the timing belt binding up on something? Remove the belt and turn the crank and cam independently to find out where the problem is.
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Is there anyway that it dropped a valve or something.
Highly unlikely a valve would just drop.

Do as 71 Corolla suggested and remove the timing belt and see if the crank turns.
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