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94 chrysler laberon cranks but wont start
08-22-2012, 05:51 AM
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94 chrysler laberon cranks but wont start
I have a 94 chrysler lebaron gtc v6 3.0 I just replaced the altornator, tension pully belt, and the battery, its been running fine with a little sqwicky noice that I have noticed when ever I drived it but to my knowledge its b/c the new belt so I ddnt pay it no mind. Up until now it stalld out on me n wont start back up. It will crank and make noise but it wont run.
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08-22-2012, 10:15 AM
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RE: 94 chrysler laberon cranks but wont start
The 3.0 engine has a timing belt that is known for breaking just over the normal "suggested" replacement interval of 90,000 miles. Easy enough to check via removal of the oil fill cap. From there you can see right into the valve cover and look directly at the cam. Have a friend work the key while you watch. If the cam doesn't turn then you need to replace the belt. This engine does not bend valves so you are lucky in that respect.

You may want to consider doing the water pump while you have everything apart as both jobs require disconnecting the engine mount on that side and supporting the engine. If you have a good selection of tools plan on two evenings for the work.... about 8 hours total if all goes well. The right tools will include a floor jack and at least one jack stand because you will need to remove the tire and have access through the fender area to line up the timing marks.
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08-23-2012, 04:26 PM
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RE: 94 chrysler laberon cranks but wont start
Okay thanks.. But I have another qurstion where is the fuel fillter located n how would I take that out?
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08-24-2012, 06:09 AM
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RE: 94 chrysler laberon cranks but wont start
Before you start changing parts you should start with the basics. Does the cam move as Rupe suggested? Do you have spark at the plugs? Do you have the proper fuel pressure, measured with a gauge? Are there any computer codes stored?

Knowing that information could narrow the search down, save time & money.

Thanks for using the forum,
Garner

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08-26-2012, 08:36 PM (This post was last modified: 08-26-2012 08:38 PM by Rupe.)
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RE: 94 chrysler laberon cranks but wont start
Sorry for the delay. I was taking a long weekend and was away from my desk. (and other things)

Recalling when the cam doesn't turn there may not be any spark so the key here is to look at the cam first, especially if it quit all of a sudden without warning.

Going from memory, if it has a fuel filter (some do not) it will be along the frame (inner rocker panel) towards the rear behind a protective cage of metal. This protective cage will need to be removed to access the filter. Just follow the fuel line and you will find it easy enough.

BTW, this vintage is OBD-1 so most likely there will not be any stored codes in the computer, especially if it just quit without warning. The typical symptom is just like running out of gas except when you try to start the engine again it will crank unevenly instead of a steadly.

Hope this helps.

Let us know how you make out.
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