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Old 05-25-2011, 10:04 AM
Duffas Duffas is offline
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Exclamation 2000 2.5l 5 spd Timing Belt

About a month ago I was accelerating off of a stop light, at about 10mph the truck died. Pushed it into a parking lot and found the timing belt had snapped. Got it home replaced it, double checked timing, cranked it and nothing. Messed with the timing for a few days with no luck. Got it to run and drove it to the local autozone but it wouldn't idle on its own unless your foot was just lightly on the gas, even then the motor just wanted to fall on its face along with grayish white smoke coming out the tail pipe. Did a complete fluid change, plugs and wires, crankshaft position sensor, the starter and still no luck.

I'm not sure if I'm over looking something or what. I know my way around an engine bay but this is a first for me. If I'm not mistaken the 2.5l is a non-interference motor so the problem couldn't be in the top end right?

Any assistance would be more than appreciated.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:11 PM
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Default Re: 2000 2.5l 5 spd Timing Belt

I wish I could help. I'd double check everything. If the timing is off, I think it'll run ... just not well. Mine broke a few months ago and after I lined up the diamonds and triangles, I put the belt on and it's ran great ever since. Did you get enough tension on the belt? I marked where my old tensioner was and put the new one exactly where the factory was. The trick I used to get it back on was to put the AC compressor back on, bolted it down snug, then used the tire tool to wedge the tensioner back in place. Then took the AC back off then re-assembled.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:17 AM
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Default Re: 2000 2.5l 5 spd Timing Belt

Sounds like you have it 180 degrees off.Line up the marks,turn it till the bottom mark lines up,this puts the top mark off 180,take the belt off,turn the cam till the marks line up again and try it.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:59 AM
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Default Re: 2000 2.5l 5 spd Timing Belt

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Sounds like you have it 180 degrees off.Line up the marks,turn it till the bottom mark lines up,this puts the top mark off 180,take the belt off,turn the cam till the marks line up again and try it.
i agree with him^^^^^^ I bet the cam mark was off just a little....and you lined the oil pump up right?
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:51 AM
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Default Re: 2000 2.5l 5 spd Timing Belt

Haven't been able to work on the truck since Thursday. Got it to idle on its own but the number 3 cylinder is misfiring along with loss of power and hesitation when trying to drive it. What 4b316 said makes sense because the motor will only start after the compression clears on the number one cylinder which could be because the exhaust valve isn't open/closed, or how ever you wanna put it, when it needs to be. Gonna continue fussin with it tomorrow.

Was also double checking everything and noticed one coil pack was reading about 17 ohmns of resistance and the other was reading about 9. Don't know if that could be an issue or not just thought I'd mention it.
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