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Rotor not spinning

My truck died as if not getting fuel but after a few tests it turns out its getting no spark to the plugs, or from the coil to the rotor. As well (not sure if relevent) when i took the cap off rotor it didnt spin when the engine turned over.???? and ideas or input

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There are several things to consider
1 timing belt/chain broken
2 distributor shaft broken
3 camshaft broken

for timing chain/belt check remove the oil cap and if you can see the rocker arms rotate engine and see if the rockers are rocking(if you have an over head camshaft you will want to be looking at that)you may need to remove the valve cover to inspect this.

for distributor shaft....remove the distributor and inspect it

for cam.......if it's not an overhead one dissassembly of the engine may be required(you may be able to look down the distributor shaft hole(with distributor removed) and rotate the engine to see if it's turning

in my opinion the most likely of these is a timing belt/chain broken
hope this helps!...........good luck!

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Your timing belt has broken, u also have a balance shaft belt that should be replaced with the timing belt. Here are the part numbers of the belts from Gates web site: Timing belt #T090, Balance shaft belt #T089

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