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Won't start It died while driving on the highway. Now it won't start. It has gas pressure in the fuel rod by the injectors and the plugs are getting a spark. It just won't start.

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  • mikefauber Jul 22, 2008

    same problem with a 2000 spectra. going down the highway and just died. checked and have spark and seem to have good gas pressure but will not fire.

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Found the problem. the timing belt wore out and slipped.

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