Car turns over but wont fire

Tiny
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  • 1990 FORD FESTIVA
  • 145,000 MILES
I was driving down interstate and car lost power when I shifted into fifth gear. Bought new battery checked spark plugs fuel injectors, replaced fuel filter and retimed the belt and car still wont fire.
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Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 AT 7:10 PM

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Tiny
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Start with basics. Compression fuel pressure and spark. Let us know what is missing

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Thursday, April 25th, 2013 AT 2:36 AM
Tiny
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Spark plugs had spark, fuel pump seemed to have enough pressure.
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Thursday, April 25th, 2013 AT 7:53 AM
Tiny
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Seemed to? What is the exact pressure and what is the compression?

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Thursday, April 25th, 2013 AT 3:39 PM
Tiny
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Not sure exact pressure no pressure gauge but it was putting out enough for the gas to shoot out of the fuel filter and how do I check the compression I noticed u guys had a crank but doesnt start area should I juat follow that
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Thursday, April 25th, 2013 AT 5:07 PM
Tiny
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Yes, that would be a good start

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Thursday, April 25th, 2013 AT 5:08 PM
Tiny
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Ok car still wont fire we changed spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, rotor but it back fired out of the air intake so im assuming it has to be retimed again
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Monday, April 29th, 2013 AT 7:16 AM

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