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1990 VW Cabriolet won't start

I have checked for spark and fuel, have both. It will fire on ether. It seems that the injectors are not firing, I am thinking possibly ECM? Don't want to spend the $300 if that's not it. Thanks in advance...

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1-3-4-2

Cylinders:
(back of engine)
1-----2-----3----4
(front of the engine)

Distributor:
....(back)
(+)..1
2..........3
......4 (+)-screw
....(front)

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do you have compression on every cylinder? that may be your problem, that's the suggestion i'll make. pull each spark plug one at a time and do a compression check to make sure you have compression. if you don't have the tool, they are not that expensive to purchase. hope this helps you out!! although, if you do this test and it's good compression, i would lean more towards it could be out of time. meaning it could possibly have jumped time but you said the belt was good, it could have jumped a tooth or two which would mean a no start also.

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