Car will not start after timing belt issue

Tiny
TARABANANA
  • 1987 DODGE COLT
  • 104,000 MILES

Water pump went out, in the process of replacing I messed up the timing, we fixed it once but it was still slightly off, car started but sounded really bad, fixed it again and started it and it sounded great, put the rest of the pullies and belts on and went to go for a test drive and the car wouldnt start. I tried jumping it and I replaced the spark plugs, nothing worked. I can bump start it but it dies while idling, motor still sounds good, no clunking or clinking, but I cant keep it alive. Please help =( thank you

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Friday, December 30th, 2011 AT 9:25 PM

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Tiny
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Check the charging sys. And battery. Do a draw test on the battery at any parts store. Charge the battery and go their.

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Friday, December 30th, 2011 AT 9:52 PM
Tiny
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We know for sure that the battery is bad, but we have tested other batterys and had no success

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Friday, December 30th, 2011 AT 10:02 PM
Tiny
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Youll need to replace it and have the system checked.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 AT 6:36 PM
Tiny
TUGAJONES
  • 1988 DODGE COLT
  • 1.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 116,000 MILES

I have a sedan. My car will not start, it has no power I change the battery and still nothing. It does not click, my lights do not come on the car is still completely dead. What can cause this I put a new starter in the car a couple weeks ago?

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Friday, August 18th, 2017 AT 11:48 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

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Friday, August 18th, 2017 AT 11:49 AM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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Check all of the connections, especially the ones that connect from the battery to the starter. Make sure the connections and the connectors themselves are good.

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Friday, August 18th, 2017 AT 10:13 PM

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