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Answered 2005-03-19 14:02:06

In order for an internal combustion engine to operate you must have four basic components. #1. SPARK. #2. FUEL. You have these two but need to check the other two. #3. TIMING(both valve timing and spark timing). If it has a distributor and you haven't messed with it then your spark timing is probably ok. Check timing belt. It could have broke or come off. #4. COMPRESSION. You will need a cylinder compression tester to ditermine if this is your problem. Have fun! Chris

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