GOT IN MY CAR WAS VERY COLD CAR ENGINE WAS ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 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

Sunday, December 16th, 2012 AT 8:27 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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  • 41,997 posts

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.

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Sunday, December 16th, 2012 AT 9:34 PM

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