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My truck has been down for abt 2 months now. I got gas then I was driving on the interstate and the engine shut off. I noticed one of the hands was running hot or needed oil(can't remember). But I managed to get some oil and it started up. I tried to drive it home but black smoke came out the tail pipe and it shut off again and wouldn't start. I had to tow it home and its been there since. I try to start it often and it tries to start but won't ever catch. I was told that it was the timing belt..had it done but no luck. I had a few minor things like new plugs also but no luck. Someone said it may need a motor but I would like to know for sure. Could you please help me out?

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This is very vague, pull all the spark plugs and note their color also which cyl they came out of, check the coolant level, then do a compression test, if the compression is good do a spark test with a tester, then check fuel pressure, also smell dipstick for a gas smell, get back with results

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