Engine not running

Tiny
MATTHEW MOATTAR
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  • 1996 PLYMOUTH NEON
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 80,000 MILES
Hey my name is Matt I have the car listed above and I bought it 2 weeks ago. Here is the story: I was driving home and the temperature pinned on the highway and I turned the key off and pulled off the car shut off so I jumped it. Starts up right away as I'm pulling into my lot it stops and wont start even after jumping it. So I replaced the spark plugs and the coil. I tested the old coil it was shot so was the relay for the fuel pump. I tested the horn relay and that works. So I plugged it in and it still wont fire. The spark plugs I do not know what to do. When I turn the engine over it has compression so it's turning over. I checked the fuel line when I crank it over there for sure a lot of fuel going in.
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Sunday, January 26th, 2020 AT 8:28 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

It sounds like the timing belt could have let go.To be sure can you please shoot a quick video with your phone so we can see what's going on? that would be great. You can upload it here with your response. That way I can tell for sure whats going on.

This guide can help as well:

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/plymouth/neon/1996

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Monday, January 27th, 2020 AT 9:48 AM
Tiny
MATTHEW MOATTAR
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It's not timing related.
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Monday, January 27th, 2020 AT 11:47 AM
Tiny
MATTHEW MOATTAR
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If it was timing belt there would be no compression because only the crank would turn.
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Monday, January 27th, 2020 AT 1:02 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Correct, if the timing belt has jumped it will have no compression and not start. When you turn the key to the on position without cranking the engine over can you hear the fuel pump run in the tank for 5 seconds? Also can you please shoot a quick video with your phone so we can see what's going on? That would be great. You can upload it here with your response. I need to see the engine cranking over to tell the condition.
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Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 AT 10:24 AM
Tiny
MATTHEW MOATTAR
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I got it, it was the camshaft sensor.
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 AT 6:02 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Glad you could get it fixed, that kind of problem can be tough. Please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.
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Thursday, February 6th, 2020 AT 10:22 AM

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