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Truck problem i have a 1988 chevy truck and it turns over and it getting fuel but it wont start. it was running the other day. it spit and spuddered and died.

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  • BrianAugusto Mar 25, 2009

    I have a 1987 Chevy 1/2ton with a 305, I have no spark and there is no gas flowing! I hear the fuel pump turn on when I turn the key but it wont crank! I have replaced the distibuter cap, rotor, plugs and wires, ignition coil and ignition module I dont know what else to do. Everyone I talk to is stumped. It ran fine like 2 weeks ago it snowed I went to it 2 days after and it wouldnt start

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Your missing one component.

the spark. check the distributor. could be a broken timing belt. if the distributor is not turning, then the belt could have just snap.

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    Tammy Maes Jan 28, 2014

    I checked for spark at the number 1 cyl, no spak. I will replace distributer cap.

  • Tammy Maes
    Tammy Maes Jan 28, 2014

    And check the timing. Got new wires on. What else do I look for?

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