Q: My car wont start

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I changed the main relay, the ignitor, and the distributor cap and rotor, the car cranks but wont start
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello. If the engine will crank and not start then we would need to see if it is lacking spark, fuel, or compression. If it does not have a spark then the ignition system needs to be diagnosed. If it does not get fuel then it may have a failure in the fuel pump. If it does not have compression then this may be the result of a broken timing belt. All of these can cause a no start. If you want to have this crank no start fixed, consider having a YourMechanic certified technician come to your home or office to diagnose why the vehicle will not start.

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