Car will not start the battery is new

Tiny
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  • 1995 HONDA PRELUDE
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It gets fuel and gets spark has new wires and plugs and starter still turns over why wont it start?

Recently it overheated from coolant leak and shut off I fixed that then it would need you to give it gas to start after awhile it would. It would then stall when you sat still. Its Manual.

But then one day it wouldn't start at all. I also replaced map thinking it might be that.
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 AT 6:20 PM

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Tiny
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Try squirting some gas into intake and see if it fires. Have you looked at spark plug to see if it's wet/fouled? Does compression sound ok?
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 AT 6:32 PM
Tiny
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Tried that and it wouldnt start and yea they were wet so we put dry ones in and tried and it still wouldnt start.
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 AT 6:38 PM
Tiny
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They had gas on them too
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 AT 6:38 PM
Tiny
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So you have good spark? Sounds like it's flooding out right away? Does it sputter at all?
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 AT 6:44 PM
Tiny
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Yeah it has spark. What you mean exactly by sputter like when I try to start it, it acts like it wants to start but doesnt go all the way like there isnt enough "umph"?
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 AT 6:47 PM
Tiny
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Sputter I mean is it firing the cylinders at all just not enough in a row to start. Umph is why I would suggest a compression test. If ok then a timing check.
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 AT 7:08 PM
Tiny
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Timing is good. It acts like it wants to start but tries to turn over real slow
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 AT 7:09 PM
Tiny
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Could it be a blown head gasket
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 AT 7:48 PM
Tiny
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A blown gasket would likely blow bubbles in radiator bottle. By real slow you mean is not cranking as fast as it should? Or fires just enough to act like it is running real too low/slow?
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 AT 11:13 PM
Tiny
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Best to check compression anyway.
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 AT 11:14 PM
Tiny
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Like when when you turn the key the belts turn slower than usual and when you open radiator cap it has a lot of pressure hisses hard to tell if there are bubbles
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 AT 11:57 PM
Tiny
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It hisses even cold? Then you def have gasket issue.
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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 AT 4:54 AM
Tiny
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Yeah
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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 AT 2:06 PM

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