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I have searched and found no help.

So 1 have a 93 Plymouth Laser 1.8L automatic and FWD.

We replaced the plugs, wireset, and the distributor cap, and tried to crank it and .......

......nothing. :dunno:

What could be my problem?

This is an urgent thing to be fixed as it is my daily driver and i need this for work tomorrow.

Thank you.
 

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An engine needs spark fuel and compression to run. I'd also try fuel filter.
 

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+1 I had a 1994 Laser with a 1.8 and it did the same thing. Turns out the fuel filter was clogged. Slipped a new one on and bam! started right up. Good luck, Josh
 

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To check, for spark, you can pull the boot off and rest it against something conductive on the engine, or pull out a whole spark plug. Have someone turn the car over while you watch for spark.

For fuel, just pull a plug and smell it. Strong smell plus wet = fuel.

Did the car run prior to replacing all of those parts? If so, I'd bet your dist. cap isn't oriented correctly.

Did you mess with timing at all?
 

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And by the way, watch your capitalization or you may get a warning from a mod.
 

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Hey it took me about 20 minutes to replace the fuel filter. Its really easy and really shouldn't take long at all. Josh
 

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kronus said:
To check, for spark, you can pull the boot off and rest it against something conductive on the engine, or pull out a whole spark plug. Have someone turn the car over while you watch for spark.
you also need to ground out the spark plug itself to get it to spark. it wont do it with just a the wire connected. (i just watched my friend try to test it without knowing to ground it, thought it was funny as hell, till i felt bad and decided to help him out)
 

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kronus said:
To check, for spark, you can pull the boot off and rest it against something conductive on the engine, or pull out a whole spark plug. Have someone turn the car over while you watch for spark.

For fuel, just pull a plug and smell it. Strong smell plus wet = fuel.

Did the car run prior to replacing all of those parts? If so, I'd bet your dist. cap isn't oriented correctly.

Did you mess with timing at all?

The car ran before and no timing was not touched.
 

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This started because you replaced the wires, cap, and plugs? My bet is you have the wires connected to the wrong spot on the distributer.
 
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