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My 2002,low mile(22,000),4.8 Trident,4wheel drive pickup starter motor turns over nicely,but the engine does'nt appear to even try to start.I have always used the best quality gasoline that I could find,usually AmocoBP.What am I looking at $$$ wise?I can't even get it to the service center.

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  • Duane K. Futch Apr 25, 2010

    I can only assume it has spark at this point,starter sounds normal,can hear the fuel pump,no check engine light.


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First things first... lets see what we are missing...
1.) do you have spark?
2.) do you have fuel...can you at least hear the fuel pump run when you turn the key on
3.) when cranking...does it sound normal, fast or slow
4.) the check engine it on with the key on engine off and does it stay on while cranking or does it go off?

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  • Sean Reisdorf
    Sean Reisdorf Apr 25, 2010

    lets not assume anything... remove one of your coils and check for spark!
    next, verify you have fuel at the schrader valve and finally, do you have any tools like a test light, DVOM and/or vacuum gauge?


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