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Hello and welcome to JA, a cam sensor will not cause a no start. Do you know how much fuel pressure you have?
30 to 50
Does the engine sound like it is cranking easier than before, like possibly the timing belt jumped?
It doesn't seem like. The whole thing got started when the car died while driving on an empty tank. After adding gas it would start back up which made me believe the pump was weak. On the compression test I did after 2 revolutions each cylinder built up 120psi, so i wouldn't think it jumped time. Would it?
excuse me *wouldn't start back up
can you redo the compression test, this time unplug the coil, and keep the gas pedal floored for 6 seconds while you are cranking it over, for each cylinder.
It'll be a while before I can do that I'm out of town. When I did it the first time I had all the plugs out and the fuel pump fuse out and pressed the gas pedal to the floor and cranked it over to unload fuel before I did the compression test.
ok, that compression seems a bit low, so how long did you crank it over for to obtain those readings?
6 seconds is about normal per cylinder
only for 2 revolutions per cylinder
we need to turn the engine over for a minimum of 6 to 8 seconds for a proper reading.
Ok I'll do that when I get back. What is considered low psi?
120 is low, you should have around 150 psi
ok if still reads low add a tsp of oil to each to test rings then if not better it may have just timing then?
yup you got it
Ok Thank you