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Not Starting, just replaced timing belt

Seifer780 May 17, 2009

  1. Seifer780

    Seifer780 Member

    2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8t 5 speed manual. Replaced the timing belt, and now it is not starting. All it does is turn over but will not start. Before starting, it was aligned to TDC (top dead center) and then we replaced the belt, put it back on, put everything back together and it ended up not starting.

    Could the timing be off? How does one time these things?
  2. foolish3uk

    foolish3uk Member

    if your asking how to time it up maybe you should not have done it lol!

    there are 2 timing points, one on the crank pully and cover and the other on the cam and back cover. it is importnat not to get one timed up and not the other, if you have and then you have taken the belt off then you are in trouble, when you have both timed up and the engine is at top dead center on cylinder one then change the belt. when you put the belt back on there is a little cheat you can do to make sure you dont get the timing out, turn the crank anti clockwise approx 2 cms and this will give you the slack to be able to put the belt on and have the slack in the right side of the belt. tension it up and away you go, if you get it wrong there is not much tollerance in these engines so it is very possible to do engine damage very easily! post somepictures if you have them and i will try to he;lp

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