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Sounds like no compression
1999 Chevrolet Malibu

Sounds like no compression

(1999 Chevrolet Malibu)
replaced intake gasket and now car sounds like theres no compression almost like the starter is just winding but the belt is turning i tried cranking for about 30 seconds and nothing just sounds like no compression and no firing not even backfire what could be the problem it ran befor i replaced gasket all wiring seems fine?
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on April 07, 2010
This may be due to a starter problem. Sometimes the starter will turn, but the solenoid does not shoot the shaft out into the starting sprocket.
However, if you think it is a compression problem, get a compression test done (very simple). If it is the compression, check the following:
1.) Valves(one may be bent letting all the compr. out)
2.) Head gasket (may be blown)
3.) O rings(on the piston. AKA piston rings)
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on April 07, 2010
This may be due to a starter problem. Sometimes the starter will turn, but the solenoid does not shoot the shaft out into the starting sprocket.
However, if you think it is a compression problem, get a compression test done (very simple). If it is the compression, check the following:
1.) Valves(one may be bent letting all the compr. out)
2.) Head gasket (may be blown)
3.) O rings(on the piston. AKA piston rings)
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