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98 chevy s-10 wont start

Hi, i'm getting fire, has good compression, but as far as i know , i'm only getting gas to the intake (it has the 4.3 v-6 vortec engine , where the fuel lines go right into the intake not the throttlr body) but not sure about getting the gas to the injecters...all fuses and relays in the box under the hood and in the dash are good, has a new throttle body,fuel pump, fuel filter, crank sensor, ecm computer, ect......any ideas?????thanks in advance       crazyfox62

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Real comon starting problem for these is moisture in the cap and rotor and plug wires. replace cap, rotor, and wires. while you have the cap and rotor off check the two vent holles in the base of the distributer to see if the screens are plugged. be careful with the srews that hold the cap on the distibuters are plastic and will break.

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