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Car will not crank

I have a 98 honda civic i was going down the road and it just went dead. at first I was giving it gas and it wouldn"t go . this was just out of the blue no prob. with the car until this know it will turn over but will not crank. we had to have it towed. do you have any ideas.

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    Car mileage, and when was timing belt changed?

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    Scott Moore May 11, 2010

    do you have Spark at the plugs? is the check engine light on?



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Check your battery cables,ground especialy

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