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Will bad gas stop a 1997 suburban from cranking?

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Well to answer your question what made the gas go "Bad" does it have water in it ? if so yes i have seen water fill cylinder so engine will part ways turn over and "lock Up" water is Non compessable so that will do it

but if none of this occured , No, sounds as if you have a weak battery or bad connection on one of the wires

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SOURCE: My 1997 chevrolet suburban will crank up, but when

Possibly fuel filter needs replacing. If fuel system is not getting enough pressure it will not start or will run poorly.
Also may want to check distibutor cap and rotor

Posted on Jun 15, 2010

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