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01 silverado no start, fuel in oil, good spark, cranks opposite

4.3 usually runs great, tried to start in a.m, would'nt fire, crank engine over for more than ten seconds then when i let off the starter the engine revolves the opposite way and blows out the t.b ,ended up flooding, checekd all ignition, good spark, good timming, changed oil, . no codes, help please

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  • mbeaudy Dec 04, 2008

    thanks for the advice. Whineds up the engine was super flooded. the same was suggested by a collegue. changed the fuel filter and checked pressure, all good, checked with a gm tech, was advised to re remove the distributor and bake it, remove all spark plugs and bake them to remove excess fuel, sure enough thats all it was. Even after having removed the rotor and cap the night before and cleaning it with electronic cleaner and removing spark plugs one by one, it's just that touchy. In passing it has 379 000 km

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Fitted new battery it started & ran good, switched off ten minutes later won't run. cranks good.



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You need to check your fuel pressure could be not enough or to much or your plugs are fouled are you sure the timming did not jump how many miles are on it?

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