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?
CAR NOT STARTING AFTER WATER PUMP CHANGE on 1999 Hyundai Elantra
by nlewis in Las Vegas, NV on September 16, 2010
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ANSWER by dandd on September 16, 2010
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.
COMMENT by nlewis on September 16, 2010
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?