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MAZDA TRIBUTE COMPRESSION PROBLEM

2006 Mazda Tribute • 152,322 miles

Hi / got in my car was very cold / car, engine was cranking but didn, t start, so got it towed, mecanic told me me it, s flooded drain the oil replaced the plugs. Still didnt start. Took compression 1/2/3 has no compression and 4 has 150psi , he tells me timing chain jumped. How could that be, now he, s trying to sell me an engine. What could it be
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December 16, 2012.




Recheck the compression.
Squirt some engine oil into the cylinders via the spark plug holes and unplug the fuel pump relay.
Crank the engine for a few seconds without the spark plugs and and recheck the compression. Floodng of cylinders can result in no compression.
Test for sparks.

KHLow2008
Dec 16, 2012.


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