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Truck is not running, fuel pump is working, just put a new fuel filter in, what else could cause the truck to not run. before it quit completely if you stepped on the gas a little hard it would quit, but if you feathered the gas petal it would pick up speed an run OK

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I had this same problem on a car and it turned out to be a broken wire on the pickup coil inside the dist. when i went to change it i used a 350 coil but it didnt work / found out later a 301 american engine turns the opposite direction and the pickup coil is wound the opposite way /with the right pickup coil my problem was cured.
as the advance would come on the wire would lose contact killing the spark.

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    just an idea you may want to check out also. it's easier than dropping the tank first lol.

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Definitely the fuel pump, a very common problem. Unfortunately it's in the gas tank and a tough job unless you have a hoist. Some people remove the box to do this job as it allows you to access the top of the tank.

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