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Car doesn't start...

Thanks VinnyDeath for the answer to my problem but it's still there. I checked the distributor cap and it seems fine, no cracks, dirt or something like that, I put dielectric grease in the spark plugs and put back the cap but It won't start. I don't know what else I can do or what is the problem.
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    The timing belt is fine. I tried to start my car again and it did start and run well, the only thing that worries me is that next time that rains the car won't start. Thanks

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Hello,I think you may have the right idea,but look to see if the timing belt is broken,the cam or cams,should be turning .If not the timing belt is broken or sheared .But if not you need to check multiple things,try this first and let me know,roniecon@gmail.com

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