2003 Eclipse GT 3.0 Timing belt
I have myself backed into a corner. 2003 Eclipse GT 3.0
Was driving and engine stumbled, got off road into a parking lot and shifted into neutral and engine stayed running but was running rough.
Shifted back into gear to try and get home and engine died and has not restarted since,
I have verified timing belt did not break and engine did not jump time as I was able to align all timing marks up.
Engine spins freely just would not start.
Diagnosed the Crank Sensor is bad.
Over 200,000 on the car with only one timing belt replaced so I decided while replacing the CPS I would do the timing belt.
I replaced the Cam and crank seals and when I removed the rear cam pulley it slipped and I busted the pulley and the cam turned.
I reset all timing marks and replaced belt.
When I turned the crank by hand to ensure the marks still aligned they did not. The cams did but the crank was off two teeth but engine would turn as much as I wanted to. (I evidently had two much slack in the belt before I put tension on it.)
I pulled belt and reset everything again. Once the belt was reinstalled I attempted to turn the engine by hand again but after about 1/2 turn of the crank the cams are now bottoming out????
I removed the belt again and turning the cams by hand both will only turn half a turn and then bottom out.
I turned the crank only prior to reinstalling the belt.
Is it possible I got the Crank off top dead center when I reset the crank timing and this is why the cams are bottoming out now?
I was going to turn the crank another revolution and see if the cams freed up but I ran out of time today.
Last edited by chain rattle; 01-27-2017 at 10:19 PM.