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Hi, The problem you are experiencing is associated with insufficient fuel supply which can be as a result of a clogged gas line,faulty fuel filter,fuel pump or spark plugs,
Here is the solution to the problem,
1.check the spark plugs to see if they are wet/soaked.
2.Turn the key in the "run" position and listen for the fuel pump. IF you don't hear it, open the door to the fuel cap and have someone else cycle the key-don't crank it. The pump should hum. IF it doesn't, proceed with the following:Access the throttle body. spray some starting fluid or other combustible liquid of a similiar nature in it breifly while someone cranks the motor. If it seems to want to turn over and run, pulse the starting fluid into the throttle bore enough to keep it running... or not.
If it runs, you are lacking fuel. If it doesn't make a difference, it may be compression.
If you heard the pump run, then still follow the procedure with the starting fluid, until you can see fuel getting into the throttle bore when cranking.

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