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1998 Chevrolet Metro Question: no start



indycoltsbc87, 1.3L 4 Cylinder, Indianapolis, IN, January 15, 2011, 16:06

Recently our Metro would not start.Even after an attempted jump start...no luck. Our mechanic diagnosed a failed starter and recommended replacing and older and weakening battery.Both items were replaced. One week later it is acting the same way. Any help would be appreciated.

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    January 15, 2011, 19:46

    If the engine was turning with or without a different starter and battery, why replace them.?? Your mech is a dope!!!

    You more likely have a timing belt gone bad,or a bad fuel pump. Check the fuses on the pump.
    Have a "REAL" mech look at it and check to see if your getting a spark. If the timing belt is gone, it wont turn the distributer... hense no spark.
    It could also have a bad timing module, which is just a small part in the block that is a magnet, that tells the ecm where the crankshaft is.They go bad and crack, and let oil in and destroys them.
    Just changing the starter was a dumb move

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    indycoltsbc87, January 15, 2011, 20:46

    To clarify it was not even turning over. It even acted as if the ignition switch was not enabling the starter circuit....It would occasionally produce the "click" you associate with a weak battery but ultimately even while jumping it would not even attempt to turn over. Thus the starter.

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