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2004 silverado v-6 cranks but will not start

About a week ago , I noticed some missing or sluggish moments while driving , It will not start today, Added some fuel additive for removing any water that might be in the fuel tank, and injector cleaner, I have replaced the spark plugs and am getting fire to the plugs, I have disconnect the battery to allow the computer to reset. The engine amber light stays lit. The fuel pump, appear to be pumping as I can hear it when i turn on the key... The engine trys to start but blows a white cloud out the carberator, and there is an blackish oily substance around the opening of the carberator, Please someone with an Above average IQ , provide me with some possibilities as to what might be wrong....Also I replaced the fuel filter... Thank you , Dave in Kentucky.

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    I have the same problem, 2004 silverado v6 had a little spit and sputtering, i left for vacation, came back and the truck battery was dead. Charged battery and cranks but wont start, no engine codes either. This is the 2nd Chevy truck ive bought brand new with crazy problems. Truck has 64,xxx miles, I said this last time but its for real now, I will never purchase another GM vehicle in my life. R.I.P Big 3



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Advance Auto Parts and Auto Zone will, free of charge, let you use an OBDII Code scanner to see what the engine code you are getting. Once you get the code they may tell you what's up. If not, Google it and you will get all the info you need. Could be dirty injectors but without knowing the code it's a shot in the dark. Have you changed the air filter recently? Try starting the truck with the air filter removed.

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