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1993 Dodge Intrepid Question: I just changed the oil and replaced the water pump and now it will not start.

 

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lloydgregory13, Lancaster, CA, October 05, 2011, 19:25
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It's a 93 3.3 turns over,has fuel persure but will not fire. what is the problem.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, October 05, 2011, 20:36
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    I would have to suspect a wiring connection got disturbed (maybe a brittle wiring harness just decided to die!) during the water pump installation. Is the crankshaft position sensor or camshaft position sensor or harness anywhere near the water pump? Could a vacuum hose got knocked off. An engine needs mechanical integrity, spark and fuel to start. Do you have spark and fuel pressure?
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    lloydgregory13, October 05, 2011, 23:41
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    Thanks for responding. I have checked the things that you mentioned and it doesn't seem to be any of those.I also forgot to mention that I had washed off the motor in the area of the water pump. Do you suppose that could have anything to do with it? And, if so, how and what would get wet. I thought everything was pretty much sealed.
    Thanks,
    Greg

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    October 05, 2011, 22:06
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    if your timing belt runs with your water pump the marks could have moved

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