Mechanics

TURNS OVER BUT WONT START

2000 Saturn SL2 • 132 miles

My timing belt was broken so we replaced it and the water pump. We were told that the valves and head gasket were fine. But it still wont start? Whats the problem what do I need to replace?
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Pagepouzar
September 16, 2012.



Start with a compression test? How did they, whoever they are, determine the valves were ok?

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Sep 16, 2012.
He did a compression test and said theres no compressin in bottom of the motor.
And he took them out and checked the valves

Tiny
Pagepouzar
Sep 16, 2012.
Then they are bent if there is no compression

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Sep 16, 2012.
He checked them and said there not bent

Tiny
Pagepouzar
Sep 16, 2012.
Does not make sense. If there is no compression, then you have bent valves.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Sep 16, 2012.
Which model saturn do you have?Because the model you listed has a timing chain not a timing belt.

Saturntech9
Sep 16, 2012.