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1998 Malibu will not turn start, the car acts like it wants to start but it will not turn over? Ive had a the starter replaced, plugs replaced? any advice could this be the timing chain?

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  • Bruce Bracey
    Bruce Bracey May 11, 2010

    Pat, Per your description, does the engine crank over but won't start?

    Let me know.

    Regards,

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If timing chain has failed, the engine will usually turn over faster than normal (first clue) You can also check distributor rotor to see if while cranking it turns normally and does not "stutter". Additionally compression will be very low. Not knowing which engine you have, I'd suggest you check the basics...fuel, spark etc, to make sure your'e not randomly guessing at the problem. A computer code check would not be a bad idea either!

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