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97 jetta wont start seem to have spark and fuel it just turns over but wont start i even tried to use starting fluid just to see if it was a fuel problem still no start

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  • jrusselltrc Nov 07, 2010

    if it was timming wouldn t it backfire or something

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Posibly out of timing. Rick

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