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as the subject states, the reason I am on here is due to the fact that my truck will not start. I put a  GM one wire alternator on it, the next day I blew the fuse able link on the firewall next to the brake booster. I had a buddy tow it home, we (stupidly) removed all the gas from my tank so he would tow me home. Once we got it back to the house we begin to replace the fuse able link. it started to crank once again, now that we have done that it will crank over and over and over but will not fire. I am stumped on this, I have only owned foreign vehicles so I have no ideal what could, or is wrong with this thing. Any type of advice of help would be appreciated.

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GOOD MORN ROBBIE, WELL FIRST THINGS FIRST,YOU NEED TO TELL ME IF THE ENG HAS SPARK AND FUEL WHEN TRYING TO START. REMOVE A SPARK PLUG WIRE AND PUT A SCREW DRIVER INSIDE THE WIRE AND HOLD IT ABOUT 1/4" AWAY FROM A METAL OBJECT HAVE SOMEONE CRANK THE ENG OVER AND SEE IF THERE IS ANY SPARK..IF SPARK IS THERE CK FOR FUEL GETTING INTO THE CARBURETOR,CRACK THE FUEL LINE GOING TO THE CARB AND SEE IF FUEL COMES OUT OF THIS LINE WHEN CRANKING. I DO NOT KNOW WHY YOU WOULD DRAIN THE TANK TO TOW IT HOME ???IF NO SPARK IS PRESENT YOU NEED TO CK THE BIG RED WIRE GOING TO THE DIST-CAP SHOULD HAVE 12 VOLTS WITH KEY ON..IF NOT CK FOR WIRING ISSUES POSS BAD FUSEABLE LINK DOWN AT THE STARTER.IF POWER HERE TO THIS POINT POSS IGNITION MODULE INSIDE THE DIST-CAP OR BAD PRIMARY COIL OR PICK UP COIL INSIDE THE DISTRIBUTOR AROUND THE SHAFT BY THE MODULE..ALSO CK FOR IGNITION FUSE, MAKE SURE IT IS GOOD. GET BACK TO ME ON WHAT YOU FIND. GOOD LUCK,,,TOM..

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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