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Got fuel and spark but it wont start

Plugs are gapped and have gas on them. also getting gas from the bleeder valve. also spark at #1 plug, but she won't start

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If it is the 4 cyl engine, have you checked to see if the timing belt is ok and the engine has compression ?
If it has compression, and the plugs are wet, they could be fuel fouled.
I would try a new set of plugs, check the fuel pressure to make sure it is within spec, and check all plugs for spark.

Posted on Dec 09, 2012

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  • orisis seibert Dec 11, 2012

    put new filter, old one was dirty, got better spray from pressure release/bleeder on injector line. new spark plugs w/spark on all 6 wires. thing is, i am a back yard, shade tree, professional parts changer, working on an senior citizen, ex-vet, low income owner's vehicle, (parents). got a manual for the mazdas '94-'98, ( i own a '94 B-3000, everything in the engine is ford stamped). got any "poor mans checks? got a digital tester but no way to check compression and no shade tree friends. thanks

  • orisis seibert Dec 11, 2012

    "distributorless ignition"

  •  Stephen
    Stephen Dec 11, 2012

    So if you have 6 wires you don't have the 4 cyl engine. Do you know if it has normal compression ? How did it stop starting? Die on the road, or just not start ?

  • orisis seibert Dec 14, 2012

    died on the road. gonna check compression by "thumb" and timing this weekend. was kinda hopin for a "common simple electric" fix. no shade this time of year. will report back after this weekend. thanks

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