engine will turn over but, it wont start! on 1990 Volkswagen GTI

Have a 90 golf gti 1.8 & car was running fine till one day it quits on me. engine turn over but, wont start. replaced the whole distributor with a new one & still wouldn't start. another mechanic told me that there's no electric going to spark plug. thank you, ed

by in Las Vegas, NV on May 10, 2011
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ANSWER by , May 10, 2011
check for 3 things: spark at the plugs, fuel, and compression.
COMMENT by , May 10, 2011
No spark coming out on spark plug cable. has gas. and, what do you mean by compression? I hope you're not asking for engine compression coz as you know engine wont start! thank you