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Was traveling down an interstate when the engine light came on and immediately it started losing power and I barely got it to side of road when it quit. Now it turns over but does not try to start

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  • markconder Jul 17, 2010

    We havent tried this yet but will do. Was hoping it wasnt timing belt but will keep you informed thank you very much

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Hi! Before cranking the engine please have the timing belt/chain checked for if they are broken it can damage the engine badly. Once checked and all good then there are few things to look at. Fuel pump may be faulty causing no supply of fuel to the engine which the car will only crank but wont start. Bad spark plugs and boots, replacing this will prevent fuel flooding. Damaged or faulty distributor cap and rotor, if this is the problem it really wont start for there will be no current to the plugs to burn fuel. You will need to replace these parts if confirmed faulty. Hope this helps and have a good one!

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    dj_relly999 Jul 17, 2010

    Sure thing, just dont crank it till you check the belt to prevent further damage. Thank you for using FixYa!

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