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Old 08-05-2018, 01:16 AM   #1
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Hope someone can help me here. I recently had to replace the timing set on my 94, 2.4 liter. My truck set partially tore down for about a month because of other things I had going on so I unhooked the ground from the battery, left the positive connected. Last night I got my new Harmonic balancer installed and decided I would crank it up for a few seconds before I finished putting everything back on, fan, alternator, radiator, etc. When I opened the drivers door I noticed I had no interior light or door chime. I turned on the headlights and had nothing so I assumed a dead battery, it had been setting for 5 weeks or so. I hooked my charger to the battery and it would not come on. I though it was a problem with my charger until I unhooked the ground cable from the battery and then the charger came on. It is like I have a dead short somewhere. I can not find any problems anywhere and I thought it could possibly be the fuseable links? I don't notice any burnt smell or look at the links though. Everything I have got into on this timing set change has been a nightmare and I am about ready to pull my hair out!!! Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-05-2018, 02:11 AM   #2
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I just put a multimeter on the battery itself. When I have a charger hooked up set on 2 amps I'm holding 13.4 to 13.5 volts. As quick as I unhooked the charger it will dropped to 11.7 volts and continue to drop. Over the span of 3 to 4 minutes it will be down to 8 volts. Battery is only 2 to 3 months old. I am going to pull battery out and carry back to part store in the morning
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Old 08-05-2018, 02:41 AM   #3
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Sounds like a bad battery to me. I'd get that replaced and try again. Check your fusable links too!
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Sounds like a bad battery to me. I'd get that replaced and try again. Check your fusable links too!
After seeing the voltage on the battery I am hoping that is the problem. I did not smell or notice any burnt areas on or around the fuseable links.
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OK, The battery was SHOT! I swapped it out and bingo, I have power now! But the truck will not start... Turns over 4 or 5 times then acts draggy. #1 was at tdc and rotor button was pointing at #1 on the dist. when we put it back together. Could I be out 180 degrees?
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Was it at TDC on the compression stroke?
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Yes, as far as I could tell.
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Could I be out 180 degrees?
Sadly, I see that happening a lot.

It must be tricky getting it set just right.
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Well the chain had stretched and jumped time a few teeth. We set the crank at tdc and then timed the head. I am guessing we were off and were on a compression stroke on 4 instead of 1. We set the oil pump and then slid the dist. in and rotor was pointing at 1. I have checked compression on all cylinders and am at 150 across the board so I don't think it is an issue with the head. Plugs are wet with gas and I did see a puff of black smoke come out the exhaust pipe. I am thinking at this point that the oil pump will have to be removed, shaft rotated 180 degrees, and dist installed with the rotor pointing at 4?
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Sorry man. I don't know. I've got the V6.

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