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Won't start not unless pulled to 20mph and dump clutch. Then sluggish and misses sounds like it has low compression

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Then check compression. If it is low or 10 to 15 % between cylinders, Then I would check the timing belt/ chain. Could have skipped a tooth or two. The I would shut the valves by loosening the cams or rocker arms and do a leak down test. If the leak down didn't hold up. Replace the engine. If it did , go after the timing..

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