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Replaced timing belt lined up all markes as book says but still won't fire it is a 2.5 1998 could you give me some ideas

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Make sure you dont have anything backwards as far as the plug wires you may have them in the right order but they could be backwards

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Fidle around with distributer or bring to local garage or to a place that imports *** cars and let them have a look

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