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Iv got a 96 chevy truck with a 350 vortec it started out that u would have to put starting fluid in the throtle boudy to get it to start and run but now it it will only idle for a few seconds after puting fuel in the throtl boudy and ive changed sensors spyder injectors

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First check your fuses. Next, I would check my plugs and make sure they are not fouled and are gapped properly. I recommend AC Delco copper plugs in the Chevy 350 with a gap of .060 in. If the plugs are ok or that doesn't fix the issue, then I would test the fuel pump. You can do that by placing a fuel pressure tester in the line on the scrader valve at the driver's side firewall toward the back of the motor. Screw the tester into the test point, then turn the key to the run(not start) position, give it a few seconds and check what the pressure is. It should be 60-66 psi, if it is not you either have a clogged fuel filter(which is located in the frame rail under the driver's door) or a bad fuel pump.

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