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Cranks over but will not start

Checked plugs--is getting spark. How do you check to see if its getting fuel?

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There are a few ways to do this, depends on how you would like to do it. you can either get a fuel pressure guage from parts store and see that way. and you could take the cheap way out buy taking loose the fuel line, then turn the key for pump to come on. just do this with caution and just a short bit you will know

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If your engine cranks normally but will not start because it has no spark, or it stalls and won't restart because it has no spark.

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You can remove one plug at a time, and place it back on plug wire, place it on top of engine block, have someone else turn motor over well you observe to see if there is spark.

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