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I have an 06 escape with a 4 cyl. When I started it , it made a noise like the fan blade ws hitting something.I shut it off and checked, noting there, belts ok. When I tried to restart it doesn't start. Garage puled the plugs, no compression but motor turns over too fast. They thought it may be the timing chain. any help????

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Sounds like a Timing chain or gear issue to me too. But check the Starter drive gear and Flywheel teeth. What bothers me is that all cylinders are dead without 1 cylinder creating drag on the compression or power stroke. It seems a little funny that 1 cylinder does not have all valves closed out of 4 cylinders.

I envision the Starter spinning without the motor turning and this can happen if the Starter Bendix stripped or the Flywheel stripped. You would have zero compression. You can put a probe into the cylinder and turn the Crankshaft pulley to determine if the pistons are moving.

Would like to know the outcome of this.

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