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About motomike33y

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    1996 626 2.0 auto
  1. So now the starter isn't working-I had to devise a tool to hold the crank pulley. Distributer appears to be lined up right. Timing appears spot on, tensioner spring looks like new. I'm going to put things back together, and double check as I go. Doesn't make sense that sudden stop would do away with compression (car was starting and running without problem) unless timing jumped-which it shows no sign of. May have to get new starter if doesn't heal as I reassemble it. Welcome any ideas about root cause
  2. Took off distributer cap and it appears to be lined up with #1 for firing. Still want to loosen tensioner pulley and play with it to evaluate cam timing. All indications are that some other calamity than jumping time caused the sudden no-start problem
  3. Had a couple other projects to finish(clutch in new beetle and rebuilt heads/water pump/timing belt in Subaru) so moved Mazda into pole barn and got crank pulley and guard off. Timing appears to be lined up. Have to check distributer and will probably replace tensioner spring, although it is new style and looks ok in place. Any suggestions before I throw up my hands and start putting things back together? Starter apparently died in the interim as I had to make a tool to take crank bolt out.
  4. any success? I'm trying to diagnose something similar
  5. got compression tester and checked cylinders, 60-15-30-30. from some of the other threads, this sounds like maybe it jumped time, but I'll have to dismantle things further to see the timing mark on the crank pulley. I thought I and E were supposed to line up at TDC-which they did with a screwdriver down the plug hole in #1, but maybe there is something I'm missing?
  6. no copies of anything, so I'm not sure they ran compression test-I doubted their info since the engine is non-interference, and didn't bother to do my own compression test-I'll have a chance to work on it more next week so I'll check compression and spark before I start to reassemble things.
  7. I discovered the plug markings were backward, so I ws on #4, but #1 should also be at tdc. Not sure where it lines up with the crank mark as I still have the bottom shield on
  8. Wife's 626 quit when she slammed on the brakes to avoid an inattentive person crossing the road from their mailbox. Crank but no start. she had it towed to a local shop, who indicated that the timing belt broke, and there was no compression. I hauled it home, and ordered a timing belt after reading up on the forum. took off the ps pump and valve cover, and discovered the timing belt was intact. I then took out the plugs and checked the timing-I and E lined up when the far cylinder(#1) was at top dead center. Looking for any suggestions before I reassemble or take things further apart.