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Have 1988 gm truck al of sudden wont start but battery has lots of juice

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Could be your starter, fuel pump, fuse. I need more info about what it's doing to help you

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

Testimonial: "ive got new starter about year ago its fine n fuel pump im thinking 2 years ago . its got lottsa crank just no start but was driving fine yesterday"


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