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1994 sonoma 4x4. Driving yesterday and the check engine light came on and the truck died, Have checked the coil and the ecm both good, have spark to plugs, fuel pump works fine and presuer at the intake. Wont start just turns over.

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If it's a high milage motor it might be a timing belt failure

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