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Old 08-23-2018, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Engine froze, now it won't start. 2000 ES 2.4L

Back in December we had a real bad snow storm and the front of my 2000 ES 2.4L got covered in snow. I cleared out around the car and hit the remote start to warm it up so I could move it. It wouldn't start.

I cleared out the rest of the snow, got in it and tried to start it but it would only crank. So I popped the hood and found that snow had somehow gotten up under the front of the car and covered the whole engine.

Snow covered engine: https://imgur.com/a/YmctPSG

It hasn't run since. It'll crank but won't fire up. I've checked:
- Got spark? Yes. Even tried changing the plugs and coils.
- Got fuel? Yes. Even tried using some starter fluid but it won't even pretend to start.
- Got air? Yes
- Timing belt still in one piece? Yes. I pulled the top cover off and it's all there and it spins when cranking.
- Got compression? Yes, it's consistent across all 4 cylinders.
- Replaced the cam sensor. No difference.
- No codes are being recorded.
- Changed the fuel pump relay. No difference.

I've got some time to work on it but am not sure what I should be looking for.

Could the timing belt have jumped a tooth? What would the symptoms be? Would it be harder to crank? Would it be making funky noises?
Could the crank sensor have gone bad? The ECU maybe?

I bought a beater to get around but really like the Galant and want to get it running again. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:23 AM
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Check your intake for things like damage MAF, stuck butterfly in the thottle body, maybe got water in the engine etc


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Old 09-19-2018, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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Check your intake for things like damage MAF, stuck butterfly in the thottle body, maybe got water in the engine etc
I tried disconnecting the MAF, shouldn't it at least start without it? The butterfly is not stuck.
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