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No compression /4A-FE 107,000 miles

No compression / lifters down / maybe oil pump ???? no warning - just no start one morning .I hate ediot lights

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If this car has a lot of miles it is probably the timing belt that jumped or broke.If it spins over faster than normal and whines a little then it is definitly the timing belt.

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