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1999 Hyundai Elantra Question: CAR NOT STARTING AFTER WATER PUMP CHANGE

 

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nlewis, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Las Vegas, NV, September 16, 2010, 12:14
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Hello,

I just changed my water pump after it went completely out and now the car cranks but won't start. It will start up like it will be turn on but won't start.
Recently, the fuel pump&filter, cam and crank sensors, radiator,thermostat and radiator cap have been replaced. I know the car needs new spark plugs for sure. Do you have any ideas what could be wrong?

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    September 16, 2010, 15:50
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    Check to see if you have spark, first and foremost and if you had to remove the timing belt to replace the water pump, make sure that you put the engine back in perfect time with itself.

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    nlewis, September 16, 2010, 17:08
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    ok thanks dandd, I'll check the timing belt again but how do I set it back in time with itself? I have it on pretty tight can the belt be too tight?

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