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My first question is - does it have normal compression on all cylinders?
If not, it could be the timing chain.
The fuel pump runs on a part of the crankshaft, so the cam should not affect it.
If you have normal compression, fuel in the carb, and spark at the right time, it should start.
Posted on Feb 11, 2014
Testimonial: "Hi there well I am not sure about the compression but I know the car was running great before the rattling started. I thought the rattling was coming from the failing fuel pump but I think I was wrong. Several guys have looked at it and they all say the timing is off and that the chain could have jumped a few teeth and there is no way to fix that except to remove the chain and put a new one on. When I try and start it, it will try and start but won't."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 97 jimmy wont start
Check for a bad distributor cap and or rotor..........a bad cap and or rotor can caues firing (cross fire)across the terminals and introduce spark to the wrong cylinders at the wrong time.......
hope this helps.....good luck!
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
the fuel pressure if leaking could cause this the regulator is located under the intake plenum but you should smell gas .if you dont then most likely the pump is bad ,the pump will come on for 2 seconds when the key is on then go off it will not stay on with just the key on only when you crank it will it .so have your fuel pressure checked with a gauge.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
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