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Starter dose not engage on my 1986 Pontiac sunburst. I took the distributor cap off to see if the rotor turns while cranking. It does not. Please note this is a SUNBURST not a Sunbird -- you have no category for sunburst.

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    yadayada Oct 08, 2010

    why would u inspect the distributor. what does that have to do with the starter problem, would love to hear this.



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This means that the timing chain or belt is broken. The rotor should turn if cranking and if it doesn't somewhere between the distributor gear and the crankshaft is broken.

I would get the manual for this vehicle in order to go deeper into the subject.

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