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I would recommend finding out what is missing that's preventing that engine from starting; is it spark, fuel pressure, injector pulse or engine compression? For example, you could try starting fluid. If the engine would start and run for a few seconds, then we would know compression and spark were good so we could focus our attention on fuel pressure and/or injector pulse as the possible culprits. What do you say? Does that sound like something you could do?
I could indeed talk to you until we get it running, however there are a couple of caveats you'll need to consider: one is that my usual hours are weekdays from 2 to 8 PM (today was an exception); the second caveat is that in order for me to be able to help you, you would have to follow my instructions which will include using tools to find what's missing that's preventing the engine from starting and running. Those tools include a fuel pressure tester (available as a loaner from any major auto parts retailer), a Noid Light to check injector pulse (available for under $20 from that same auto parts retailer) and a spark tester (same store, about the same price). We might come to find that even having good fuel pressure, injector pulse and spark, the timing chain has stretched and there is not enough compression to fire the cylinders
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OK. I've attached the diagnostic procedure and corresponding diagram - spark tester, Noid Light and multimeter are needed to perform the diagnosis.
Begin at the NO SPARK AT ALL CYLINDERS procedure and refer to the diagram when needed. Please let me know if you have any difficulties performing any of the tests/checks.
I'm confused now... I thought you said there was no spark (that's why I uploaded the procedure for a NO SPARK diagnosis). So, are you now saying there is spark? And if there is, will the engine start on starting fluid?
I've thought about and decided I'm not the right expert for you. I'll opt out and let others try. Please do not reply until another expert responds or the site will cycle this back to me.