my car is turning over but not starting what could it be

Asked by Jan 29, 2007 at 02:34 PM about the 1999 Ford Escort

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have fire but still not starting

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Hey JR ... You know the principles, JR, you need fuel, fire, and compression to make it go. I'm guessing since it fires you have all of those to some degree. The more subtle factors could be timing and component integrity (distributor, plug wires, plugs, etc.). The worst case scenario includes a timing belt issue, slippage, etc ... If you are over 60K without a timing belt change that's a very distinct possibility. But that's not the first place to look. Check your ignition integrity include everything listed above and the coil first. After that you may need to talk to a pro. Good luck

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