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Ihave a 1996 mazda protege 1.8 litre engine. The car started a little hard but finally ran. Upon driving away it started runnung real rough so I parked the car. It smelled like raw gasoline inside the car. It never started again. The vaulve cover was removed to inspect the timing belt. There was 25 lbs compression on three cylinders and 100 lbs on the fourth. The timing belt appeared to be 1/2 tooth off and that was corrected with a new belt. Gasoline shoots out of two cylinders when the engine is turned over without the plugs installed. The engine will still not fire or run with the plugs installed. could this possibly be a bad crankshaft position sensor? Does any one have the correct timing marks for this engine. All the help is greatly appreciated. Thanks Rodger

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First of all with 3 cylinders 25lbs -1 100lbs. you have a problem with the vavles i think you have some bent vavles thats why low compression on 3 cylinders. check rockers or lifters but thats where it is foresure.

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