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I changed the oil, spark plugs and valve cover

I changed the oil spark plugs and valve cover gasket. Now it won't start. Turns over well acts like it will start but wont.

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Test to make shore you ignition coil is working" unplug any plug wire and then try starting it...you should her the ticking from the ark of electrisity from the coil to the engine block its self... first: be shore youve connected the spark plug wires in to the right slots on the ignition coil second: make shore the wiring harness just upstream from the air filter is connected"without it my montero want start" third:make shore all harmesses are connected and tight.... forth: now turn the car on..but dont start it.. and see if the check engine light goes off.... fifth:try giving it a lil bet of gas when trying to start..... thats all i can think of, srry for spelling...hope it helps

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