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What made you check the timing belt first? Start with the more likely problems, such as fuel and electrical. Try a little starting fluid in the air intake while someone else tries to start the engine. If the engine starts briefly while you're spraying the starting fluid, it's probably a fuel problem and you should check the fuel filter and pump to make sure you're getting fuel to the injectors.

If it's not a fuel problem, check the spark. Pull a plug wire, connect it to a spare sparkplug then lay the sparkplug on a solid metal part of the engine. Have someone try to start the engine while you watch the plug to see if you get a good spark. If you don't, it's probably a problem with the ignition.

You should be able to use the onboard computer to read the diagnostic codes. The computer can help with most problems like the one you describe.

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