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Turns over but will not start, might be the timing, how can I be sure before tearing apart the motor?

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    ZappaNut Oct 09, 2010

    pull the distributer cap and see if the rotor turns when the starter engages...



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First determine if the gas delivery is the problem by using starting fluid or a few tablespoons of gas poured into the intake manifold through the throttle body.

Try to start the car and if it does for a few seconds, then the fuel pump may be bad.
If the car does not start at all with the fuel in the throttle body, then the ignition system may be awry (no spark.)

I wish you luck on this repair.

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