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03 dodge stratus changed timing belt old belt was still on the car timing marks were lined up now have no comp.2.4 DOHC VIN X 8TH DIGIT HELP

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SOURCE: need belt diagram for 2002 Mercury sable

Hi - I found what you want at
Tell them your car year, make, etc.
Then click on View Repair Guide.
Then click on Engine Mechanical.

Your info is in there.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008



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SOURCE: car stopped running on highway and wouldn't

you should check engine compression if you can. its possible you have a bent valve.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Need Timing marks for 2005 Dodge Stratus 2.4 DOHC

these don't have timing marks, because you can't adjust timing!!
timing is computer controlled via the cam sensor and crank sensor!!!
if you look closely you will see you have a DIS (Distributorless Ignition System) system !!!

Posted on Jun 17, 2009


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SOURCE: Replaced timing belt but now the car wont start

timing these new motors today are difficult, your timing may still be off. You'll need to get a timing gun. Also did you make sure that the motor was Top Dead Center(TDC).

Posted on Sep 06, 2009


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SOURCE: I need a diagram of timing marks on a 2002 dodge

there should be two dots on your camshaft housing and one on the cam.

Posted on May 17, 2010

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03 dodge stratus 8th digit x changed timing belt old belt still on the car marks were wright now have no comp. u tell me i hope

If the engine is an interference type then moving the crank or camshaft with the belt off is likely to bend some valves if any but the most delicate touch is used.

Positioning the timing marks or even making some new temporary marks before removing the old belt and then without moving anything fitting the new belt - if that is what you did and the engine had compression before it will have compression now.

Clearly you did something different or perhaps you failed to tension the belt correctly and it jumped some teeth when you began trying to start the engine.

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Good Morning, I am in need of a serpentine belt diagram for a 2000 ford taurus, 3.0L W/ air condtioning. could someone please help me with this? thank you in advance.

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Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at!

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Click on the following direct Free Link. It has the correct Timing Belt Diagrams, including the one for the 2.4L. Scroll down that Page to the Diagram with the 2.4L Camshaft Timing Marks. As you can see there is a 1/2 notch difference. There are also additional Diagrams that will be very useful to you. I've worked alot on the 2.4L and trying to line these up 'perfectly' can cause problems.
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