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The starter turn but the engine wont take.....?

I snapped a cam belt....i then had the head repaird put everything together
like it suppose to be and now when you turn the key the starter turn but the engine wont take.....? i have done TDC, there is spark on all 4 leads and spark plugs. fuel pump also still works like a charm....?

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Check for compression, you may have bent valves.

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