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Pull #1 plug (you'll need someone to help you with this) have someone bump the starter till you feel the piston come up then you can use a wrench at the harmonic balancer to put piston at btdc (Before Top Dead Center)and see if the timing marks are aligned if not then you know the engine is out of time

Posted on Jan 01, 2013

  • Kevin Baisdon Jan 01, 2013

    Thx, Jeff, I'll try that. This came on pretty suddenly, so I dunno.

  • Devin Spooner Apr 17, 2014

    thanks Jeff,i will try that!

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SOURCE: the 'theft system' light does not turn off with the key in the run position on my 1999 chevy cavalier. car won't start, it won't even crank over. the battery and the starter are brand

try locking your car with the key and unlocking it with the key, leave it for 30 second or so between the locking and unlocking , the car thinks some one has tampered with it

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