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The car stopped running right after i started it up a drive

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The car stopped running right after i started it up a drive about a 100 ft , it has plenty of fuel in it i switched put fuel pumps and it still wont start , but the starter makes a high pitched nasty sound when turning over .
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Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: The car has spark and thrns over but it seems like its not getting any fuel , what are the signs of a beokwn timing belt
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Customer: The car runs great this is the first time any issues come up
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I’m Ron and I can help you.
I have been in the auto repair business with my own shops since 1975 and also teach automotive repair. I am confident we can resolve your problem together. Please understand that I don't know your skill level. In most cases when you have a problem with the way the vehicle performs, specialized tooling is required to acquire computer data/information or engine testing results. We didn’t build these complicated vehicles; we just diagnose and fix them. Also understand that I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle either, so it may take a few replies to get to satisfactory results. I am also going to direct you with the fastest, easiest and most common things to check first. Please be patient and permit me to do what I do best.
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Check compression, it sounds like you broke a timing belt by the sound you are explaining.

Thanks, Ron