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    02 WRX turns over but won't start

    I just finished a series of repairs on my 02 WRX (rack/pinion, p/s pump, timing belt, water pump, new battery). I finished on Friday and started the car. It ran a little rough but seemed to work correctly other than a weak battery. It ran great all day Saturday (drove about 50 miles). Picked up a new battery and installed it on Sunday. Tested the battery and the car started immediately. An hour later I started the car and started backing out of the garage. Ten feet later the engine started shaking and then died. The fuel pump primes when the key is turned, the engine will turn over but absolutely no ignition or any hint of starting. I have no idea what to do next. I'm fairly certain that fuel is getting to the cylinders and the spark plugs are only 20k miles old. I would appreciate any thoughts. Thanks.

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    Gas, electric, and Oxygen seem to be getting to the cylinders. I checked for error codes last night and there are no codes. Tried turning it over and it coughed once and then went back to turning over with out any indication of starting.

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    Sounds like the timing belt slipped and it's out of time now..I would pull the cover, check timing and tension on the belt. Hopefully it hasn't bent the valves or anything.

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