Just blew the timing belt on my 1994 Tracker. It is a 1.6L 8 valve
motor. I am having problems getting it back up and running, are there
any tricks to it? Does the belt have to be installed for the
alternator? There are a few timing marks on the cam sprocket and tried
them all and @ 180 degrees out too. The cylinders have great
compression and there is spark and gas, only getting backfire, I
checked dist and the wire routing and all is good there. Any help would
be appriciated. Please email to: rockett firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks
What is "great compression"? I don't know if this is an interference
engine, but if it is, you'd need to look at the valves. That said, if the
compression reads to spec on each cylinder, I would not be suspicious of
You did get number one cylinder up to TDC when you aligned the camshaft
timing marks, right? Can you take a picture and post a link to it, of the
marks you mention on the camshaft? I have never worked on this particular
engine, but I'm having a hard time imagining "a few" timing marks on a cam.
What are you trying to line the mark(s) on the camshaft up with?
Sorry if I'm asking questions that may be below your skill level, but it's
hard to tell from your post if you've ever done this kind of work before and
if you're familiar with timing a cam.
The compression was well within spec. I did put #1 on tdc to set the
cam and check the distributor. I have done many timing jobs (belts and
chains) to realize this one is a pain in the arse. I will get some pics
up tonight. Thanks,
Mike Marlow wrote:
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