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Engine turns and does not start Problem - 1990 Volvo 240

Changed the 25 amp inline fuse (did not appear blown); distributor turns; considering distributor cap and rotot or solid state points (ignition)

car has approximately 88K miles

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It may be your timing belt.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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