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Wont run OK i have a 1988 Chevy blazer 2.8 liter v6 ,the truck was running and i parked it .didn't try to start it for 3 days , when i went to start it just turns over and does not run ...the fuel pump is working and I'm getting gas to the throttle body and im getting spark if i use starting fluid takes right off and runs.but until the starting fluid wares off ..im thinking it has something to do with the injectors but don't no were too start .does anyone have an idea were i could possibly find a easy solution, it something dumb i know it just need possibilities thank you to anybody that try to help me.. P.S i bought a throttle body thinking that it was clogged but a wast of money.. i replaced all the gaskets on the top end of my motor(2.8)... from head gaskets up... when i replaced everything i could not get a spark.. i have tryed messing around with my timing and got the truck almost to fire up as if it was running for like a split second.. it made some really shitty noise like it caught but the engine was dry or something (yes it has fluids oil and coolant etc) but i dont know if the noise had something to do with timing or if my distributor tab maybe wasnt lined up with my #1 cylinder properly...? ive gone over my spark plug wiring.. i put new gas in my tank and my injectors are sending gas into my throttle body injector and my motor did catch for a tiny second.. is this possibly still a timing issue? or something more serious? i am scared to try to flash it up again without maybe changing some of the conditions which led me to this

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  • TJ May 11, 2010

    Check all wiring to tbi injectors If it will run on starting fluid your not getting fuel>

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Since you reworked the top of the motor, I would look real hard at the timing. Since it almost caught, I am assuming you are now getting spark. If not, look at the fuse for your computor. A fuse can blow just cause it's in the mood and no other reason. Keep in mind, it's either mechanical or electrical. You may have fuel, but is it at the right pressure? Change the filter as a precaution.
Good luck

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