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Getting fire,timing good,fuel pressure good, but want crank

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  • henryj1953 May 11, 2010

    If its not cranking, how do you know you are getting fire?

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I advice you to change the spark plugs for new one then crank again,are you sure that the spark plug wires are well put in there order,may sure of that.

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