Car cranks but will not start?

Tiny
KATTRAPASSO
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  • 2005 MITSUBISHI ENDEAVOR
  • 3.8L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 153,055 MILES
Car stopped running when I got off the freeway. And won't start only cranks.
Installed a new battery and fuel pump and two new spark plugs. In 4 and 6.
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022 AT 3:58 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

In most cases, a crank no start is either an ignition-related issue or fuel related issue. Also, a failed timing belt can also cause this.

Does the engine sound normal when cranking it? If you feel it sounds differently, record it cranking and upload it for me to hear. It could be a timing issue and normally I can tell by listening to it.

If there is no change in cranking, here is what I need you to try. First, see if the engine starts if you use starting fluid. If it does and then stalls, we know it is a fuel-related issue. If there is no change, then suspect an ignition-related issue.

At that point, I will need you to check for spark to the plugs.

Here is a link that explains how that is done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-for-ignition-spark

Let me know what you find and if you can record it, please do so.

Also, here is a link you may find of interest and helpful:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-not-running-advanced

Take care and Happy Thanksgiving.

Joe
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