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96 chev 4x4 5.7 Got spark plenty of gas. no codes but will not start, will fire but feels like timing is off it backfires thru throttle body. Will start sometimes and then is fine for several days.

Have replaced timing chain but made no differance

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Try the fuel pressure regulator

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bad dis cap or rotor maby a bad plug wire or valve sticking or out of adjusment

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water in the gas?
lose wire in the plugs
fuel filter is dirty
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SOURCE: Car was running fine, now won't crank. It turns over. Some told me timing chain, distributor, injectors, spray carb spray in throttle body or something like that. Can you please help me?

You are saying that the engine will crank or turn over but will not start? If so then you must fine out if the engine has both fuel and spark. after that you can get into the right direction. You can use starting fluid to see is there is a fuel issue. Read the directions on the can. Using too much can harm you and/or your engine.

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check distributor cap and rotor button,pops and backfires under a load ,yes sounds like cap and button, hole to help robert b.

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SOURCE: 1988 318 ramcharger idles very rough stalls alott

EGR valve stuck or not working clean or replace

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am I right/
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