Car won't start after changing water pump and timing belt

Asked by Sep 05, 2016 at 01:22 PM about the 2003 Dodge Stratus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The water pump leak and I guess cause the timing
belt to stretch and it jumped time I replace the
timing belt and water pump now i can't seem to get
the car to start I have compression I have fire  to
the plugs I have fuel pressure I have double
checked and triple check the timing marks and
timing I have gone so far as to make sure it's top
dead center but I still can't get the car to start I
don't think maybe then fuel injector or fuel could
this be a problem or could this be a sensor
problem I even tried starting it with starting fluid no
luck

1 Answer

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Run a compression test to see if you have bent valves due to the timing belt jumping time.

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