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My 97 Dodge 2500 truck will not start turns over ,has spark at plugs even starts when i put gas down carb what could be wrong i need help!

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  • you need to see if you are getting fuel sounds like the pump is bad



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Pump or relay, or plugged filter. Maybe you got a bad tank of gas.

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