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Recently did timing belt and rotated cam without crank and not sure if I got everything lined back up right. It cranks but shuts back up or runs really rough
 

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I'm pretty sure that a non-interference engine but will ask @DavesSpectra to confirm.

Post a photo with each of the timing marks aligned and we can see if it looks right.

Good practice to rotate by hand a few revs and recheck timing mark alignment before attempting a start.
 

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Hi
The 2004.5 up to the 2008 Spectras ARE interference type engines... As Ron says it's good practice to rotate the engine 2 rotations after replacing the TB... There are good posts in this forum about doing the TB properly...
Take your time and double check your work...
Dave
 
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Well I rotated the engine without timing belt on several rotations. How do you find tdc again? And how do I know if I screwed up the engine? Also I stripped out tensioner bolt when I was resembling everything. How do I fix that?
 

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Well I rotated the engine without timing belt on several rotations. How do you find tdc again? And how do I know if I screwed up the engine? Also I stripped out tensioner bolt when I was resembling everything. How do I fix that?
Can you borrow a borescope to look into the cylinder to see if the pistons are damaged? As far as the tensioner threads being stripped, you can Heli-coil new threads. If the pistons are damaged your valves are also been damaged, suggest replacing it with a used engine.
 

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TDC can be found by using a dowl rod in the #1 cylinder spark plug hole.. move the crank slowly clockwise until the dowl rod is at it's highest point... A stripped out bolt hole can be repaired by using a helicoil insert..
Do a Google search for "heli-coil" for help...
Dave
 
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