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I have no spark,. so car wont start

Checked and replaced the distributor, and rotor, and now plugs...Whats next?

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Check if the timing belt slipped or stripped some cogs / there only rubber and last 60,000k if your lucky :) look for rubber dust around the front u might have covers to remove to inspect the timing belt . if it broke or jumped your timing will be out and you won't get any sparking at the proper time to make it run .chances are it's a bad timing belt or chain inside give up the

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