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Here's the latest. I did a compression test. #1-120  #2-135 #3-120 #4-95 with #1 being far left when you stand in front of the car looking at the engine ?  I was told a compression test might indicate if the timing belt has slipped ? The timing belt was replaced in the fall of 2011. I bought the car a few months later. The odometer doesn't work right but i'm guessing i only put maybe 5000 - 6000 miles a year on it.

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Ok, thanks for the info, the problem is #4 at only 95psi, the others are low as well, normal pressure is about 170psi, however even with these readings the engine should run, maybe not real well but it should run. I would still check the belt timing not knowing if the seller was telling you the truth about the belt having been replaced.

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