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Subaru Wont Start after timing belt replacement

I have a 94 Subaru Legacy. 2.2 liter  The timing belt broke. I
replaced it.  I lined up marks and counted teeth.  I put it back
together.  It wont start.  I checked compression.  150 pounds on all
cylinders. I put on a timing light. It is firing about 90 degrees
before tdc!  What the heck.  I double checked the timing belt and
everything lines up.  With that much compression the belt must be on
right.  What about crank and camshaft sensors?  Would they produce
this kind of symptom?  I thought they mostly worked or no spark.  I
don’t have a clue.

Thanks,

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  1. admin says:

    <Llew.Willi…@L-3Com.com> wrote in message

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    >I have a 94 Subaru Legacy. 2.2 liter  The timing belt broke. I
    > replaced it.  I lined up marks and counted teeth.  I put it back
    > together.  It wont start.  I checked compression.  150 pounds on all
    > cylinders. I put on a timing light. It is firing about 90 degrees
    > before tdc!  What the heck.  I double checked the timing belt and
    > everything lines up.  With that much compression the belt must be on
    > right.  What about crank and camshaft sensors?  Would they produce
    > this kind of symptom?  I thought they mostly worked or no spark.  I
    > don’t have a clue.

    > Thanks,

    I don’t know about Subarus but it sounds like something is out of sync,
    probably the distributor if you have one.  On my old Chrsler 2.2, there were
    three things that needed to be in synch – distributor, cam and crank.  I
    completely forgot about one of them and no wonder it didn’t start!

  2. admin says:

    Sounds like the cam gear is off.

    did you align the gears both pointing up or at each other?

    did you double check @ TDC # 1 with the distributor?

    On 19 May 2007 18:07:32 -0700, Llew.Willi…@L-3Com.com wrote:

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    >I have a 94 Subaru Legacy. 2.2 liter  The timing belt broke. I
    >replaced it.  I lined up marks and counted teeth.  I put it back
    >together.  It wont start.  I checked compression.  150 pounds on all
    >cylinders. I put on a timing light. It is firing about 90 degrees
    >before tdc!  What the heck.  I double checked the timing belt and
    >everything lines up.  With that much compression the belt must be on
    >right.  What about crank and camshaft sensors?  Would they produce
    >this kind of symptom?  I thought they mostly worked or no spark.  I
    >don’t have a clue.

    >Thanks,

  3. admin says:

    On May 19, 9:07 pm, Llew.Willi…@L-3Com.com wrote:

    > I have a 94 Subaru Legacy. 2.2 liter  The timing belt broke. I
    > replaced it.  I lined up marks and counted teeth.  I put it back
    > together.  It wont start.  I checked compression.  150 pounds on all
    > cylinders. I put on a timing light. It is firing about 90 degrees
    > before tdc!  What the heck.  I double checked the timing belt and
    > everything lines up.  With that much compression the belt must be on
    > right.  What about crank and camshaft sensors?  Would they produce
    > this kind of symptom?  I thought they mostly worked or no spark.  I
    > don’t have a clue.

    > Thanks,

    If you look at a manual, I think you’ll find that one cam points up
    and one points down.

  4. admin says:

    On May 19, 9:07 pm, Llew.Willi…@L-3Com.com wrote:

    > I have a 94 Subaru Legacy. 2.2 liter  The timing belt broke. I
    > replaced it.  I lined up marks and counted teeth.  I put it back
    > together.  It wont start.  I checked compression.  150 pounds on all
    > cylinders. I put on a timing light. It is firing about 90 degrees
    > before tdc!  What the heck.  I double checked the timing belt and
    > everything lines up.  With that much compression the belt must be on
    > right.  What about crank and camshaft sensors?  Would they produce
    > this kind of symptom?  I thought they mostly worked or no spark.  I
    > don’t have a clue.

    > Thanks,

    THE ANSWER:

    The crank sprocket has TWO timing marks on it.  I was using the front
    mark.  There is another mark in the back near the block. That is the
    one to use for the belt timing.  I lined that one up and it is
    running.   I discovered that AutoZone has an online section where you
    can view a kind of shop manual online. That is where I found out about
    the timing mark on the BACK of the sprocket.  Very nice.

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