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.