" Hey, folks!
I have a good one for you. 95 tracker 1600 16 valve engine
about 2 weeks ago, a loud "pop" from under the hood, then it runs like
So far, I have found a " blown up" literally EGR modulator valve, the end
was blown out of the EGR valve. repaired both valves and replace the missing
vaccumn hose, ( its a lot quieter now) but now the engine seems like no
power, cant get over 50 mph. still seems to idle rough. Its firing on all 4,
but timing now suddenly appears to be 4 degrees off, vaccumn seems low @
17inches, but steady. all remaining vaccumn hoses appear intact, No apparant
obstruction to either air intake or exhaust pipes.
I am beginning to suspect the timing belt may have jumped a cog and caused
some of this, but man what a nightmare to get at.Outside of what appears to
be tearing the front of the motor off, is there any way to quickly check for
the correct valve timing? doesnt seem to be any observation points on the
timing belt cover, either. Although I think I have covered some of the
obvious checks, suggestions are welcome.
And of course, up here in Minnesota, its now down to about 20 degrees in
Situation normal, its winter, its wet, its cold, it must be time again to
do major work on the car!