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I recently replaced my timing chain, tensioners, guides, waterpump, etc. I felt like I followed the instructions properly. When I attempted to start the car once complete the engine would not turn over, it acts like the crank is seized. I removed the sparkplugs and belt and now I can turn the crank all the way to where the No 1 piston is at the bottom, then the crank stops, I reverse and I can go all the way the other way and then it stops where the No 1 piston is at the bottom. It's like the crackshaft alignment pin is still in place but is not. Any suggestions would be grateful

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    Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! It surely sounds like the timing is off. I'd go back and double check everything by starting at the beginning. Don't assume anything. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Nov 14 '17 at 4:51
  • Have you left a pin or something on the camshaft? – Solar Mike Nov 14 '17 at 9:13
  • Also, if you moved the cams, then you could be running into an issue of the valves trying to open while a piston is all the way up... which won't work obviously. I will say don't continue trying to force it! – kyle_engineer Nov 14 '17 at 22:19
  • ^^^^ but if the valves are open why is it acting like the crank is siezed, wouldn’t it just push the air out? – sjfklsdafjks Nov 15 '17 at 12:34

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