1st off, who replaced the head gaskets and how soon after that did this problem crop up? If a shop did it and it was immediate, take it back and tell them to fix it under warranty.
If you or a friend did it, time to troubleshoot.
Timing. Make sure the distributor is in right and not 180 out. Make sure it is set properly.
Make sure the timing chain hasn't slipped or skipped teeth.
Remove the distributor cap and make sure the rotor turns when the engine is cranked over. If not, see if it turns by hand. If so, replace it. If the rotor doesn't turn at all, there's a problem with either a broken camshaft (Not likely) or a broken chain or timing gear.
Check for fuel pressure and delivery.
Check for proper spark to the plugs. If not there, trace it back to the coil (packs), ignition module, etc.
Check the air gap on the cam and crank sensors. These are usually set incorrectly.
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 AT 4:35 AM