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My 2003 dodge 5.7 will not start. it got and to start. Now

Customer Question

My 2003 dodge 5.7 will not start. it got harder and harder to start. Now turns over good but just spits. Lots of new stuff almost everything. Not Timing chane or throdel body. all else new. No codes. 210000 miles.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question. Does th engine have spark while cranking? If so, does it run on starting fluid?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
spark, no on fluid
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Are you sure? If the engine has spark but does not run on starting fluid, either the ignition or valve timing is off (meaning it is out of time). It is as simple as that

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am an Engine man, I believe its the Timing Chane. Thanks LL
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Ok, lets start by checking engine compression to see if there is any obvious engine mechanical damage. This is our first step. Please check engine compression and let me know what you find.