Question about 1997 Dodge Avenger
It back fires through the intake while trying to start; help if you can please. checked timing marks on over head cam and they are correct.but harmonica balancer mark is not on the timing scale on the cover. its two and a half inches from timing marks on the plastic timing belt cover.its getting fuel and ignation spark.some compression.
Your timing belt jumped. Need to have belt replace and timing reset with timing jumped hope no engine damage
Posted on Nov 02, 2017
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The important thing now is, Do you really have gas in it? Check the fuel rail pressure and get that taken of, then check all grounds pertaining to the gauge assembly in the tank, and the dash grounding...accordianman
Posted on Jul 29, 2008
I do not have good news for you.
According to the Gates Timing Belt guide 2002 Edition, both engines offered in the Dodge Neon are interference engines.
This means that your engine has likely sustained sgnificant valve, cylinder head or even piston damage. Have you tested the compression?
It is probably least expensive to buy a used engine, change its timing belt and replace your engine with that one.
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
If there is no spark, then there is no signal to crankshaft position sensor. If no power to fuel pump, check relay and power to it.
If you are not getting power to either of them.Then igniitn module or ECM is faulty.
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
It is possible that this is a zero clearence engine. Meaning that the valves can hit the pistons if the cam timing is off or the timing belt breaks. I would strongly suspect that you have bent valves. This can easily be diagnosed with a compression test. If valves are bent the repair will require at least a rebuilt cylinder head and gaskets. It is also possible that there could be piston damage as well. The reason it is not starting is it has no compression due to bent valves.
Posted on Oct 18, 2009
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