Question about Cars & Trucks

Open Question

Haveing trouble starting my kt100 due to low compression. Its getting gas but will not fire up

Posted by on


2 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 92 Answers

SOURCE: fires but won't start

Timing is out or timing belt or chain defective.

Posted on Mar 26, 2016


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD replaced throttle body sensor and fuel pump getting gas and fire but will not start

Is it turning fast or slow when cranking..check for compression that might be low hence non-start.You can try pouring a bit oil in all cylinders by the plug holes becareful too much oil might result in a lockup due too high compression.If not check your timing belt

Apr 12, 2015 | GMC Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 2006 350is Lexus that has over heated. It has over heated and won't start back up all it does is turn over

What has happened is you have Warped the Head and lost Compression in the Engine. Without Compression, no Fire due to the Low Compression. Sorry....

Jul 20, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

I have a 93 Subaru legacy with 2.2 it broke a timing belt. Replaced the belt, compression is over 120 on all 4. Getting spark and gas. Have checked the timing several times. But still won't start, can the...

+reason it will not start is because compression is low caused by bent valves no doubt ,but check it out first as some engines are valve free like the opel corsa from around this year and the fiat punto but i do feel the compression is low ,remove all the plugs then crank it up and what compression you have ?

Nov 04, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 92 camry wont start due to low or no compression. i need to get it started to put therma gasket in it so i can drive it to the dealership n trade it in. do you have any idea how? thanx

If this car has no or low compression i dont think its going to run, you can try holding the gas pedal to the floor and cranking it, you may nned to hold the gas pedal to keep it running but low or no compression i dont know, but its wroth a try.good day

Sep 03, 2011 | 1993 Toyota Camry V6

1 Answer

What will make the truck not start up but its getting fire, it wants 2 start but not turn over

Three systems in engines:

Fuel delivery (fuel mixing with air to burn and making it to the spark plugs)

Ignition (lighting the fuel on fire)

Compression Building up pressure to fire the fuel

It is possible your engine could have low compression if it has ever been run low on coolant or oil. The engine might spin or turn over but not have fire at the spark plugs. If you are correct that the spark plugs have fire but it will not "kick" or run then fuel delivery is where I would start. See if your fuel rail has fuel in it by pressing the fuel rail valve:
If you have fuel there under a good amount of pressure see if one of the plugs smells like gas after cranking. If so the problem is not the fuel, move on.
If you don't have fuel at the Schrader valve the problem is in the fuel pump and system.
refer to a manual on how to remove the pump from the tank and replace it. This problem has signs before it goes bad. Hard starts and running rough when hot.

Good luck

Feb 23, 2011 | 1995 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

My 2003 sunfire wont start its getting fire and gas and it turns but wont start why

Please consider following matters:
1. Ignition. Blue color fire is the the best ignition power 2. Gas. Check your fuel filter and injections 3. Compression. Combustion chambers should have enough compression to start the engine. Does your car lost its compression? Is the car has blue smoke on exhaust muffler ? Do you need top up oil regularly? All these things show your car has problem with compression.

Nov 26, 2010 | 2003 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer


#1 cylinder not firing, check spark plug, spark plug wire, remove spark plug and use a compression tester, and check the compression of that cylinder. should have at least 65 pounds of compression per cylinder. If the compression is low, you may try shooting a little oil in to that cylinder, replace spark plug, and try running motor again. if the compression is low on said cylinder, could be due to bad piston rings. requiring a motor rebuild.

Nov 08, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Neon

1 Answer

Truck will crank but won't start, checked fuel tank switch and it works, you can hear fuel pump come on and truck still won't start

check the fire to the spark plugs first,if they fire good check fuel pressure,if good check compression especially if it's a 300 6 cyl they can almost completly loose compression and sometimes no smoke or any thing.that pretty well covers all bases gas pressure,fire,and commpression.if low compression check timing they had plastic on the outside of the gears it breaks and falls off then time jumps,warning i've seen some vehicles still show decent compression even out of time just depending on the position of crank and cam.hope it helps

Jul 04, 2009 | 1990 Ford F150

3 Answers

No spark number 6 cylinder v-8

does not fire where? at the plug? have u checked the wire, cap..hmmm..77 many miles on that motor? have u done a compression check? could be burned valve, fouled plug bad wire worn cap and or rotor ..check the obvious first. start at the plug..if it's not firing, swap it for a known good one.. if it doesn't fire, swap the wire, if it still doesn't fire swap cap and rotor..if that doesn't solve or identify where the bad component is.or if you find you have fire at the plug but still misses on the cylinder.... start looking inside.. run compression check... if it's low squirt oil in cylindeer and check again.. if it comes up drastically.. it's worn rings..but if it stays low probably worn valves. but i'm thinking its somewhere between the distributer and the plug.. good luck...

May 19, 2009 | 1988 Jaguar XJ6

1 Answer

Wont start

Have you checked the cyl compression yet? If the compression is too low, it will not fire even if you have air, gas and good spark and properly timed. Ford recommends a minimum of 101 psi, but the truck should run (quite roughly I might add) on 85 psi.

Oct 20, 2008 | 1992 Ford Ranger

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

16 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts


Level 3 Expert

78267 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Thomas Perkins
Thomas Perkins

Level 3 Expert

14405 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides