CGT no start might be dead, Please Help

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Wed Jul 24 16:40:52 EDT 2002

At 02:11 PM 07/24/2002 -0400, Huw Powell wrote:

> > You don't have to take off the oil filler cap:  There's a hole in the back
> > of the TB rear cover right where you need to look on the radiator side of
> > the valve cover gasket to see whether the cam sprocket is aligned.
>that won't tell if the camshaft is actually turning.  if the woodruff is
>sheared, the pulley will turn without the camshaft.
>so, make sure everything is turning, make sure there really *is* spark,
>then we'll see...

Hadn't thought about possibly missing a woodruff.  When I did the wife's
4Kq TB last week, there was no key in that pulley so I spent an hour filing
a little one I had around down to the right height to permit the pulley to
slide over it.  This one wasn't sheared it was absent.  We've owned this
car since '98 and driven it 40-50K miles.  The PO had a repair ticket for
the TB shortly before the purchase, but I don't remember if the waterpump
was included.  It was a leaking WP that prompted the change of everything.

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