Engine does not start?

Tiny
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  • 2007 FORD FOCUS
  • 1.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 110,000 MILES
Engine start no running. I clean the nozzle ok. The spark pluck have ignition.
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Saturday, November 5th, 2022 AT 8:09 AM

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Tiny
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Hi,

If you have spark at the plugs, then it must be a fuel-related issue or a timing issue. Try this. See if it starts for a couple of seconds using starting fluid. If it does and then stalls, we know its fuel related.

Also, if you can record it cranking and upload it for me to hear, I should be able to tell if it is a timing-related issue.

Let me know.

Joe

Note: Please confirm the engine size. In 2007, only a 2.0L and a 2.4L were offered.
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Saturday, November 5th, 2022 AT 10:10 PM
Tiny
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Thanks Joe, what do you think for Camshaft position sensor?
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Sunday, November 6th, 2022 AT 9:57 AM
Tiny
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The engine is 1388cc 2007.
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Sunday, November 6th, 2022 AT 9:58 AM
Tiny
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Hi,

Anything is possible. However, before replacing parts, we need to determine the cause. By chance, did you see if it starts with starting fluid?

Also, are you located in the US? I ask because the engine you indicated wasn't offered. If you are in a different country, that could be the reason.

Let me know.

Joe
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Sunday, November 6th, 2022 AT 7:15 PM
Tiny
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Have a good day. I just bought this car at the auction, and I just picked it up now and it has no compression. Has anyone changed the timing belt in 2019 and since then the car has idled, what do you think, could the valves have gone wrong?
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Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 AT 10:39 AM
Tiny
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Hi Joe!

I live in Cyprus.
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Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 AT 12:46 PM
Tiny
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I have taken the injectors out and started and the injectors are working normally.
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Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 AT 12:50 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

That explains why I can't find the correct engine. You have spark and fuel, so I need to confirm what you said above. Does it have compression? Can you record it cranking and upload it for me to hear?

Let me know.

Joe
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Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 AT 5:03 PM
Tiny
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Hi Joe,

Nothing compression this is mysterious.
I make video tomorrow.
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Thursday, November 10th, 2022 AT 1:53 AM
Tiny
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If you have no compression, the timing belt may have failed. If the engine is a 1.4L, I can't even find information on it to determine if it is an interference engine.

I will watch for your video. I'm interested in hearing what it's doing.

Take care,

Joe
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Thursday, November 10th, 2022 AT 6:47 PM
Tiny
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Thanks Joe!
See you soon, have a good day.
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Saturday, November 12th, 2022 AT 8:35 AM

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