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Wont start. engine turns over like spark plugs are removed. timing belt is good,has spark

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If it is turning over like the plugs are out, I would suspect that the timing belt is the problem. Make sure it doesn't have any stripped teeth on it. Make sure it is turning while you are turning over the motor.

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