Replaced timing belt and distributor and car still wont start. What else could be wrong?

Tiny
LEBRIGH
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  • 1993 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
  • 15,500 MILES
We have replaced what we were told was broke and it still won't start and both were put in by certified mechanics
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 5:22 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Are you getting spark and fuel to the engine? Is the timing correct?
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 5:39 AM
Tiny
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Yes the timing is correct and there is spark. Also we had the computer replaced.
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 5:44 AM
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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You say you replaced the timing belt, why? Was it due for replacement or did it fail? If it failed this is an interferance engine an you will have valve damage, have they done a comp test after fitting the belt if it failed?
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 1:07 PM
Tiny
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It didn't fail it just slipped so we actually didn't need to change it however we allwady had the part so we had them put it on anyway.
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 3:40 PM
Tiny
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If you have spark, fuel, compression, and the timing is correct, it has to run. Unless, like mhpautos suggested, you bent some valves when it slipped and you lost compression.
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 4:37 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Have the compression tested to see if they are within specs.

Since there are sparks, check the fuel pressure and injector pulsing.
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 4:37 PM
Tiny
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I made a mistake it actually doesn't have a spark. We replaced the distributor and the engine will rotate but it doesn't generate any spark.
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 7:13 PM
Tiny
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Lets get it together here earlier you said you got sparky-Do below

No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.
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Sunday, November 13th, 2011 AT 7:57 PM
Tiny
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Ensure you have battery voltage at the ignition coil. If the distributor is a used or reman unit, get another to test.
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Monday, November 14th, 2011 AT 12:33 PM

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