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Tiny
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  • 2000 PLYMOUTH BREEZE
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 15,000 MILES
Hit a pot hole damaged the oil pan, oil got low enough the shut engine off. Changed oil and filter, but not wanting to start, when go to turn over it acts like it wants to but not getting fire, went thru all steps but just won't turn over
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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 AT 10:47 AM

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Tiny
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Try resetting security system if no manual look online.
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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 AT 12:04 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for your reply, sorry not get right back with you, doing this myself, single mom and working. I will try this and let you know the outcome
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Thursday, September 8th, 2016 AT 9:24 AM
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It sounds like the engine maybe locked up, does the engine turn over normally?

Please let us know what you find so it will help others.

Best, Ken
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 AT 6:34 PM
Tiny
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Normaly it does, can be turned by hand, it's not locked up, like I said, it wants to but not, and it does not have a security light that comes on. Would it be possibly be that the brain needs a reboot.
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 AT 9:15 PM
Tiny
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The timming belt is good, so that eliminates that, changed crank shaft sensor, the oil sensor cut the engine off, we even tried changing the coil pak, when you go to crank the car it seems as tho it wants to turn over but doesn't. Like there is no compression. It not getting the fire it needs to start.
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 AT 9:22 PM
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Check the compression on this. If timing is off on cam it will have low compression
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Thursday, September 15th, 2016 AT 5:42 AM
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Here is a guide that will help you

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-engine-compression

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016 AT 12:21 PM
Tiny
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Well it turns out that, from a friend's mechanic, that not only low compression but oil pressure is nil, also. Timming and components good, cam shaft and I'm guessing the housing for cam messed up got metal shavings in there. He said it would cost me 21st to much to fix, that I'd be better off getting another vehicle. I appreciate your help and keeping you in address book, lol. You guys are wonderful. Thank you again.
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Sunday, September 18th, 2016 AT 7:03 PM
Tiny
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Well it turns out that, from a friend's mechanic, that not only low compression but oil pressure is nil, also. Timming and components good, cam shaft and I'm guessing the housing for cam messed up got metal shavings in there. He said it would cost me to much to fix, that I'd be better off getting another vehicle. I appreciate your help and keeping you in address book, lol. You guys are wonderful. Thank you again.
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Sunday, September 18th, 2016 AT 7:05 PM
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Good to hear, please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.

Best, Ke
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Monday, September 19th, 2016 AT 9:14 AM

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