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Old 04-08-2011, 07:40 AM
willp3074 willp3074 is offline
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Default low horse power

I have a 94 2.3l 2wheel drive. Recently changed timing belt and water pump. Finally got it started now it seems like it just doesnt have the power it had. Was wondering if someone can help me. Dont know if its my vaccum pressure or if that would even make some difference. My fuel filter seems good and if it was the catylitic conv. it wouldnt have passed emmissions right? thanks.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:08 AM
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Default Re: low horse power

It might be the timing is off
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:27 PM
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It does have a little sputter when its at idle. I set the keyhole at 12 o clock but have also been told by someone else it should be more like at 2. But someone also said it wouldnt even start if the timing was off a just a tooth or two. If there is someone that can tell me exactly i would appreciate it , thanks. Will
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:44 AM
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Default Re: low horse power

I've dealt with timing belts on a few different vehicles, they all suck. The timing is usually off by one tooth ( and yes it will start and just sound like it's kinda not all the way there like your describing, SOMETIMES) Other vehicles I've seen 1tooth off the computer wouldn't even let it crank (stupid Volvo CPS).

My best advice, pull a timing cover off a buddys ranger real quick and count the actual number of grooves in the belt between the lines on the timing gears (does not matter where they are at as long as you can count 'em)

My timing belt lined up with the cam at 5oclock, crank at about 2oclock (-10* on the mark), auxillary shaft at 930.

Or as I measured it: the cam at 1tooth back from the mark on the cover, the crank at 3teeth from top, the auxillary 7teeth BEFORE top.

Hope it helps?
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:32 PM
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Thanks Gumcrew, ya i thought so. Im gonna change it again and put my crankshaft at 2 and see if that makes a difference. thank you.
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