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Truck will not start

While going down the road truck died. fuel pump is running. spark plugs are firing. throttle valve opens and closes with accelerator or by hand. but will not fire getting fuel to carburator but still want fire

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    not getting any fire to the battery

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    spark plugs not getting any fire

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    getting fuel but no fire

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