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Car is starting but not turning over

My car (1988 Plymouth Reliant K) will not start. It's turning over but not starting. I have changed the coil and the fuel filter. The spark plugs are not firing and no fuel is getting to them. I looked at the timing belt and the cam gear on the side of the motor and they are not moving. What is wrong and is the timing belt suppose to be moving when I'm starting the car or does it only move when the car finally turns over and starts?

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    engine turns over it is getting fuel and the coils are firing but will not start.was driving and the car stopped running and would not start back,where should I start to figure out what the problem is



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Car not starting or turning over indicates towards multiple possibilities. It can be issue with battery or weak battery. But if battery checks out ok, then it can be starter issue or faulty alternator or problem with low fuel pressure or no spark at spark plugs due to dirty spark plugs or faulty ignition coil or injectors getting cracked or dirty and needs to be cleaned.

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If the timing belt is not turning than either your starter is bad and not throughing out the start gear or the flywheel is bad and not recieving the startere gear to turn the motor over. because the timing belt should spin when turning the eng. over...

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