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My suv wont start, there seems to be no problem with tha fuses or anything else. no prob. with the starter, no prob with battery, it has gasoline. I really don't know hat it is.

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From what you say the engine must be turning over at a normal speed. You need three things to start: fuel, spark, and compression. Check for fuel by removing a plug after trying to start and smell it for gasoline. Test for spark by leaving the plug removed and reattaching the spark plug wire and pressing its ground electrode to a metal ground. Insulate your contact with the plug and then have an assistant crank the engine while you look for a spark at the plug.

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