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Low compression it getting fuel and spark but wont start so i checked the compression it between 15 and 25 on all 4 cyliners.

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Sounds like you have a problem with the timing belt.

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SOURCE: fuel and spark/turns over but wont start

you don't say if it wants to start, if it tries, if it does, maybe an issue with exhaust gas reculation system stuck open. OR dirty or clogged fuel nozzels.

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SOURCE: 2002 escape miss fire on cylinder one

power not reaching cylinder 1 ignition coil. check electrical connections and wiring for any damage. test for power and ground at cylinder 1.
hope this helps.

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SOURCE: wont start replaced fuel pump, injectors working,

if compression is 100 psi or under you have internal failure of the motor and is why it is acting the way it is. could be head gaskets , valves or piston rings or even a crack somewhere in the compression camber. how much compression do you have on the all?

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SOURCE: My 1994 Ford Aspire wont start the fuel pump

check the timing belt, make sure it didnt break or jump, also you must make sure the feul has enough preasure, try sparying starting fluid into throtlebody see if it starts if it does then could be injector or low fuel preasure start there.

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SOURCE: 98 ford exployer wont start getting fuel,has spark

Haynes repair manual.
I didnt put the first five in becuase of the things you said the vehicle is doing you didn't need them. but this is straight from the Haynes manual
6. water in fuel
7. wet or damage ignition components
8. worn, faulty, or incorrectly gapped spark plugs
9. Broken, loose or disconnected wires at coil or faulty coil
10. timing chain failure or wear affecting valve timeing
11. Fuel injection or engine control system failure

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