Car turns over but wont start

Tiny
AAHALL1227
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  • 1998 PLYMOUTH BREEZE
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 175,000 MILES
When cranking only getting spark on cylinder one. No spark on two, three or four. I replaced the coil and ignition switch but no chance. The 40 amp maxi fuse for the ignition system was blown when problem first occurred but replaced fuse and has not blown again. Car is getting proper fuel presume as well.
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Thursday, July 21st, 2016 AT 5:11 PM

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Tiny
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Have you read the diagnostic fault codes? Do you have the single or dual cam engine?
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Thursday, July 21st, 2016 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
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No I have not read the codes. It is the single cam I believe.
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Friday, July 22nd, 2016 AT 2:49 AM
Tiny
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Hi AAHALL1227,

Here is a link to an informative article from this site with step by step instructions with pictures and a video on what to check for when your vehicle cranks, but will not start.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

If you need any further help please come back to the site as we are always happy to help.

Thank you for visiting 2CarPros.

Kindest regards,

Renee
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Friday, July 22nd, 2016 AT 9:23 AM
Tiny
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Thank you.
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Friday, July 22nd, 2016 AT 11:36 AM
Tiny
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The clue is in the diagnostic fault codes. Chrysler makes reading them yourself real easy. Cycle the ignition switch from "off" to "run" three times within five seconds without cranking the engine, leave it in "run", then watch the numbers show up in the odometer display.

If you get a code for " cam and crank sync", start by checking the timing belt to see if it has jumped two or more teeth. At one tooth off, the Engine Computer will turn on the Check Engine light and set that code. At two teeth off, the computer will shut the engine down to protect the valves. The classic symptom for that is spark at only one or two spark plugs.
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Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 AT 12:57 AM
Tiny
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There are no fault codes showing at this time. I hooked the code scanner up and everything cleared with no readout. And the car does not have a display to show the codes. It's a low end model manual locks and windows and transmission.
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Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 AT 10:13 AM
Tiny
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And I checked for spark at the coil not the plugs.
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Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 AT 10:16 AM
Tiny
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The green wire with orange stripe on the coil connector only holds 10.7 volts while cranking.
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Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 AT 10:20 AM
Tiny
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The timing belt is the problem thank you so much for your time and help.
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Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 AT 2:17 PM
Tiny
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So happy to hear your problem is solved. Thank you for visiting 2CarPros. Com. We are here to help.

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Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 AT 7:33 PM
Tiny
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Happy you found it, but there's more to the story. You should have had a fault code for "cam and crank sync". You have a digital odometer display. That's where the code numbers show up.

The rest of the story is when the same code and symptoms show up, and the timing belt and marks are okay, it is common for the dowel pin to shear between the camshaft sprocket and the camshaft, then the sprocket rotates on the camshaft over time until the camshaft is late the equivalent of two teeth. All that's needed is to replace that pin. This only applies to the single-cam engine.
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Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 AT 8:27 PM

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