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I just finished replacing the head gasket on my car. Everything was put back together. New oxygen sensors, oil, spark plugs. Everything is in the right spot cause when i check the code nothing reads on it. When i go to start the car it just turns over but no iginition. it wont fire and I cant figure out why. The timing is perfect. I need help or a suggestion. Thanks

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Disconnect the battery and wait for 5 minutes this will re boot you computer this will get your car started or a check engine light one of the two.

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