Q: Replaced timing belt now car wont start 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser

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i replaced the timing belt in a toyota prado 1997 manual petrol motor 5vz-fe 3.5l now the car wont start sound like there is no compression

My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there - sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it sounds like the timing belt has possibly jumped a cog or three, or somehow the camshaft timing was somehow set incorrectly. If the timing belt tensioner was reused (rather than replaced), the belt may have jumped a cog. It’s also possible the cam phaser, the device that dynamically adjusts cam timing while the engine is running, was not reset properly. There should be a problem code set (Check Engine light or not) to give you an indication for cam timing too-advanced or retarded. This will help you determine which problem you have. For assistance, I recommend a timing belt service by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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