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Car will not start I hve a 97 chev caviler 5 speed manul. I have had it towed to a Tireman loacation to try to start t. They say that al clyinders have a compression problem. Any ideas about fixing it?

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I WOULD CHECK FOR SPARK AT PLUGS FIRST USING A SPARK TESTER.ENGINE ALSO COULD BE FLOOED FROM LEAKING FUEL INJECTORS.TRY CRANKING CAR WHEN IT COOL DOWN.IF CRANKS DIRTY CLOGGED INJECTORS LEAKING FOULING OUT PLUGS HAVE INJECTORS CLEANED IF THATS THE PROBLEM IF ALL IS GOOD.CHECK FUEL PUMP FUSE AND RELAY.CHECK FUEL PRESSURE IT SHOULD BE 41 - 47 PSI. WITH ENGINE RUNNING IT SHOULD BE 31 - 44 PSI. IF YOU DONT GET NO SPARK.SCAN CAR FOR FAULTY CRANKSHAFT SENSOR OR PCM AND IGNITION MODULE.CHECK THE PCM IGNITION FUSE ALSO.

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The timing chain may have went bad. Causing the pistons to come up and hit and bend the open valves, if the valves don't close completely, you'd have no compression. I would remove the valve cover and verify that everything is operating.

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