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Car wont start

After my car stalled out on the interstate when i was going 70mph. it wont start now. the fuel pump is working. ive replaced the fuel filter and spark plugs. the engine turns over and tries to start but its not firing

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    my mk1 1.8 carb doesnt want to start but has fuel coming threw an carb working fyn an the car has spark but just wont start up

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Make sure to have a fuel pressure test done to it, it must to have a least 35 psi of pressure, also see if car is equiped with map sensor if it does unplug sensor and try to start the car, if start replace map sensor

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At first, I thought 'coil pack'. But you said it tried to start. So that's out. You might check that you're getting spark just to be thorough.

Did it ever start again after the stall on the interstate?

If not, I'm leaning towards the timing chain.

What happens if your timing chain broke:
  • The timing chain no longer turns the cam(s)
  • The cam(s) no longer open/close the valves
  • The valves become stationary, remaining open or closed depending on the position of the cam(s)
  • If even one valve is open in a cylinder, no compression.
  • No compression, no start.
How do you confirm this without tearing apart your engine?

Do a compression test on all cylinders. If only one or two have compression (or one or more have zero compression), I'm tipping over towards the timing chain.

Have a compression test done.

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