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Engine cranks but won t start

New battery and starter

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: engine cranks car won't start

Sorry..... 1 notch off is just not good enough. It has to be exact , then if it doesn't run start looking at other posibilities.

Remember that the camshaft turns twice eash time the crank turns once. The distributor rotor works off a gear on the cam.
Your rotor could be off a bit , or it could look exactly perfect the way it was when tou took it out , and still be 180 degrees off.
You have to get your engine to "top dead center" and make sure everything is the way it should be.

A timing chain ( or belt ) can cause permanent and fatal damage to the valve train and pistons in motors that are "interference engines" Find out weather yours is. In a non-interference engine , the clearance between the valves and the pistons is large enough to alow them to move out of time without crashing into each other. An interference engine is not so forgiving.

The fact that your engine cranks makes me hopefull that it is a non interference engine , and that damage has not been done.

Try to find a haynes manual for you vehicle , it will walk you through the steps for most repairs.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 chevy venture will not start only starter

battery is dead or too much corrosion on the terminals.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: the engine cranks but it won't start

spray starter fluid in the intake and try to start .if engine hits like it is trying to start then ing is good. check the gas if you have gas then it might be a bad fuel pump.

Posted on Jan 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Starter cranks slowly. Battery is Ok and properly

Sounds like your starter is going bad, watch out it can go out at anytime and you want be going nowhere. Have your starter checked out.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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I HAVE A 7.3 DEISEL AND I DONT KNOW IF THE 6.0 HAS ONE OR NOT BUT MY CRANK SHAFT SENSOR WENT BAD AND THE TRUCK WOULD NOT START( JUST TURN OVER ) DEALER PUT NEW CRANK SHAFT SENSOR ON MINE AND FIXED THE PROBLEM...HOPE THIS HELPS...

Posted on Jun 26, 2010

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