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Truck cranks and cranks but wont start

Been sitting for up to 3 years. put in new battery and gas but wont start

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Check and see if the gas is getting to the carb, maybe a bad fuel pump. open gas cap and listen for the pump as someone else turns on the key.should hear the pump run a few seconds.

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SOURCE: 1966 mustang engine cranks but wont start

Guide to starting a dead horse!
1- Spray a little starter fluid down the carbuerator. If it tries to fire, your timing and ignition is probably OK. This could indicate a carb or fuel pump problem.
2- If it doesn't fire, check out the points, condenser, coil, distributor cap and rotor. Look for condensation inside the cap. Check that the high tension wire from the coil to distributor is in good shape and not touching the engine or any brackets,etc.
3- Verify that your timing is correct. You may have a timing train problem (Worn or broken).
4- The distributor may have come loose and changed positions. Check for proper timing.
5- It may be a compression problem. If it has set long enough for the oil that coats the cylinder walls to drain down, you won't have enough compression to allow firing. Check your compression and if this seems to be the case, remove the spark plugs and squirt a little Marvel Mystery oil, or similar light weight oil into each cylinder. When it starts, it will smoke for a few minutes, but that will go away.
Hope this helps and if not, get back to me.
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Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Won't crank....seems as if its not getting spark.

sounds like a fuel pump problem. if you have ran out of gas, the fuel pump probably is burned. with the new battery the engine crank?? if your answer is yes, im sure the problem is the fuel pump.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 1987 Chevy R10 project truck won't start

check the float on the carb is stuck shut not letting fuel in

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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