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Our 97 blazer won't start. The fuel filter and distributor cap were replaced 2 days ago. It's getting fuel, and starter is good (for now!)Could nighttime condensation be a problem? It seems to start in the late day when it's warm.

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Check your cap for cracks. Also you may have a short to your coil.

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