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My 84 camaro will not start

One of the cylynders isnt getting enough compression. I dont know if that would have anything to do with it not starting. I checked the battery and it is good. My car is a 5 speed maual. Please help me

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  • purefloridam Mar 12, 2009

    But See the engine wont even turn over. But I will get that looked at thats a very good thing 2 have checked out. haha. Thank you

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    sounds to me like u need an overhaul of the engine. Not much u can do but fix it or scrap it. and engine is about $3000.00

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If one cylinder isn't getting enough compression, the other cylinders might not be getting enough either. see, if there isn't enough compression, when the fuel ignites it is escaping someplace instead of pushing the piston causing the motor to run.

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  • Steven Brock Mar 12, 2009

    well, if the motor isn't even turning over, either your motor is siezed or your starter is shot. remove the starter and take it to an auto parts store. most of them will do a check on your starter for free. *i'ld go to a couple different stores to have them check it incase you come across one that would lie and tell you that you need a new one even though you don't just to make some extra cash* you could also just put a socket on the crank shaft pully bolt and turn it over with that. it should be a little hard to do so, unless you have really LOW compression. if you're using a breaker bar and can't get the engine to turn over doing that method, well your motor needs a rebuild or a diff motor all together to go into that car. and 3000 for an engine? around here labor to install and a decent reman motor from checkers will run you about 1500 before taxes. but that's the midwest, idk about the bigger cities.

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