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Car would not start or the engine wouldn?t even turn over.


Car would not start or the engine wouldn’t even turn over.
How do I find out if it is broken timing belt or ignition coil. The car would sound like stuck starter when trying to start.
It has new Starter, Alternator, Battery, Spark plugs. Spark plugs Cable set and ignition Coil look in good condition,

You help is appreciated.


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Try removing spark plugs and turning engine over by hand with socket wrench on harmonic dampner if it spins freely probably not engine problem fluid in cylinders will cause hydro lock indicating blown head gasket or injector stuck wide open. a broken timing belt would still allow engine to turn over as your car should not have an interference engine. If engine will not turn by hand with spark plugs out susspect internal engine damage siezed bearings broken rod and so.

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