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if you didnt hold cam gears in place when taking off the timing belt more than likely its out of time this happened to me on a 99 and im still trying to figure out how to time it?

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Q: You changed your serpentine belt and the tensioner pulley now your 2001 ford escort zx2 wont start It is similar to trying to start a car out of gas but there is gas?
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