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03-12-2008, 11:05 PM
hey every one i just finishing repairing a blown head gasket and car wont start... i put every thing back on except for the radiator cause i didn't want the hasslen of putting it on then the car not starting and having to take it off... the car does turn over but no clicking...any suggestion on what could be the problem???

03-12-2008, 11:13 PM
distributor or the timing chain is on wrong. But first see if you have spark, then ifyou have spark, see if you have fuel. Then if you have all that, put the motor on TDC and restab the distributor. If you do that, still nothing, check compression. Most likely its your timing is off though

03-13-2008, 12:35 AM
i concurr. msglngth

03-13-2008, 11:44 AM
Start by checking that everything is hooked up, all the grounds are on.......
Check Battery voltage, check for fuel pressue, then signs of fuel on plugs after cranking, pull the plugs make sure they all are sparking.

Did you double and triple check your chains are on right? and that the distributor is in the position it is suppose to be.

03-13-2008, 11:49 PM
hey i appreciate all the advice... i ended up taken to the shop to have them take a look at it...use to go there all the time...guy said im better off replacing that engine... which sucks cause i just spent $300 for a camshaft that snapped in half... aite once again i appreciate the help from every one...

03-14-2008, 08:10 AM
So, your camshaft snapped in half after you rebuilt? Or, you rebuilt it because of the snapped cam? Which cam is it? I have a lot of S13 cams. Did the mechanic tell you what was wrong? My KA had the distributor timing 180 degrees off, and it wouldn't start..... obviously...