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Truck won't start

Can't start my truck, check the fuel pump,fuel filter,fuel pump,starter,battery. What it does is like no spark or I don't know
never had that problem before

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  • mannymanuel Oct 22, 2008

    it does not start at all I apoligize for not explaining myself Seems that somehow it has to be with the timing, since check the starter good,check the fuel pump,nothing,changed the fuel filter nothing.

    Thank you for puting interst in my problem. Manny

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the fuel pressure?

  • Brandon Whitman May 11, 2010

    is it turning over but just not starting or just doing nothing at all??

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I found what was wrong with it, Checked everything but the distributor cap and rottor they were all worn out, changed them for new ones and the problem was solved, regarless Thank you so much
for trying in helping me with my problem I' ll try to do the same if I'm required thanks again.
manny

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Engine will Turnover but it will not fire up

WELL IF U HAVE FUEL PRESSURE AND SPARK THEN CHECK TO SEE IF YOU HAVE INJECTOR PULSE.

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If you replaced the distributor, it may be out of time. Find the firing timing mark on the harmonic damper and adjoining degree scale then mark those two points with white paint. Hook a timing light on #1 spark plug wire (driver's side front), and turn the engine over looking for the light flash to illuminate when the marks match up. Rotate the distributor until it does. If it is nowhere close, then you will have to align the distributor manually by removing #1 plug, turn the engine CW with a wrench on the crankshaft bolt while keeping a finger in the plug hole and continue until the cylinder is building compression--at the point, remove your finger and keep turning the engine until the timing marks line up. Check the rotor of the distributor which should be pointing at the #1 plug wire position in the cap. If way off, the distributor needs to be removed and turn the shaft until the rotor points correctly when the unit is reinstalled. Final adjustment is then accomplished by rotating the body of the distributor. Whew! Hope this gets you running.

Posted on Oct 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 89 maxima not getting fire already changed spark

Remove the distributor cap,look inside to see if the reluctor is emersed in oil,if so,replace the distributor,the seal in the distributor is bad.

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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SOURCE: Will a clogged fuel filter prevent the truck from starting?

could be filter listen to hear pump come on also when it will not start a pressure test as well as a volume test would be needed to decide pump or filter keep in mind these test will take ten min and fuel filter replacement will take about 5min fuel pressure should be at least 42psi running around fifty with key on engine off

Posted on Feb 18, 2010

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