CGT no start might be dead, Please Help

Huw Powell
Wed, 24 Jul 2002 14:11:19 -0400

> > > This time the motor spins over
> > > really fast as if all the spark plugs had been
> > > removed, no compression.  The timing belt is still
> > > intact, and the belt turns when the starter is bumped.
> >
> >But does the CAMSHAFT turn?  That's the key.
> >
> >Have someone bump the starter while you look down the oil filler hole and
> >see if the cam is turning.  And I'm sure we've all got our fingers crossed
> >that it's something that simple...
> 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...

Huw Powell