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Car turns over will not start

I have an 88 Toyota corolla. It was running very rough. Acted like it was loading up, but when you put it in gear and pressed on the gas it would hardly run. It was running for about an hour to warm up. I shut it off to check oil and then it would not start. Car turns over fine but will not fire. It acts like it wants to start but it doesn't. I put a little starting fluid down the carb and it still would not fire. Any help?

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1. Could also be bad ignition timing or a loose Distributor.
2. Check for fuel pressure to the carb (take off fuel line after fuel filter to engine) .... work back from there if no pressure (could be a simple blocked fuel filter.

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  1. Check to see the condition of the spark ur getting from the distributor. If it is not sufficient, let an auto-electrician look at ur distributor
  2. Are u certain fuel is being reached to the cylinders. If not check to see if there's a fuel blockage or any other reason that might casue the fuel to not reach the cylinder.
  3. If the timing belt has severed, the camshaft will not be able to turn inorder for fuel to be entered into the cylinder. I doubt this might be the problem though.

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