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The engine turns over, acts like it wants to start when it's first rolled over, then will not fire after that. Someone suggested timing chain or belt. It's a 1993 Chevy Lumina Euro - 2Dr, 3.1L - 111,000 miles

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Engine will turn over,but wont start.just re placed gear and timing chan. set timing marks up,top one at 6oclock bottom at 12o clock

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