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1993 Mazda MPV car not starting. changed the igniter and the ignition control module, still no spark !!...could it be the distributor...should it be spinning when the car is started..cause it is not spinning...Please Help !!!

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If you took off the distributor cap with the ignition disabled and had some one cranking over the engine and didn't see the rotor spinning around or moving at all then most likely your timing belt isn't turning the cams. There is a spiral gear on the driver side cam that is meshed with the distributor shaft gear down in the distributor shaft hole. If you take the distributor out and you don't see that spiral gear turning then the timing belt or crank sprocket are your culprits.

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Check your timing belt it may be broken

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