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The battery died due to not being started during cold weather. When I went to jump the battery I was not able to start the truck. The engine is cranking but it doesn't seem to be getting fuel. I have checked the inertia switch and it is not activated. Have also checked the fuses. Going to replace the fuel filter next to see if that could be the issue. Any advice?

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You need to fully charge the battery then attach the jump leads as a boost, if the vehicle is diesel, when left for a long time the fuel syphons back towards the tank. If the vehicle ran perfect before you left it the chances are there will be nothing wrong with it now, try and give the vehicle a short tow this will help pump fuel to the engine, Depending on your capability if the vehicle is petrol remove a spark plug place it in the end of the ignition lead, place next to metal on the engine and crank over the engine, a spark should be at the electrode of the spark plug, DO NOT HOLD THE SPARK-PLUG AS YOU MAY RECEIVE An ELECTRIC SHOCK. If there is a spark your problem will be in the fuel circuit. Items to check in sequence.


The battery died due to - ste_signum_t_10.jpgI hope this helps, check simple things first before you strip the vehicle down this will save money.
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