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Old October 5th, 2016, 07:20 PM
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Won't start

Pulled over for gas just outside of Truckee, filled up and now won't start.

Lots of crank, opened gas line past filter-gas flowing, so assuming spark?

Puffs of white when step on accelerator while cranking. Had head gasket replaced yesterday.

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Old October 5th, 2016, 07:34 PM
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Spark is the easiest thing to test for unless you are by yourself. Is there spark?
White puffs tells me you may still have a head gasket problem. Where is your coolant level?
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Old October 5th, 2016, 08:11 PM
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Pull the main plug wire off the bottom of the coil, ground to the block as you turn over and see if there's spark there. Then work your way either forward or backwards.

Just had a similar scenario at MAR, culprits were coil, ignition amp module, and cap or rotor. Really didn't suspect cap or rotor since replaced with genuine <1000 miles ago. However....turned out to be the rotor, it developed a hairline crack in it which sends the spark right down the distributor shaft. Luckily, rlynch356 had a trail spare and we popped a new one on and back in business...
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Old October 5th, 2016, 10:37 PM
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Cracked fuel line and cranked quickly. ReTightened and got it to start as I pushed accelerator while cranking. Made to hotel Reno.

See if it starts and what adventures await tommorrow. Hope to make it to Great Basin and leave.

Thanks for suggestions!
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Old October 5th, 2016, 10:40 PM
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.turned out to be the rotor, it developed a hairline crack in it which sends the spark right down the distributor shaft..
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Old October 5th, 2016, 11:27 PM
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yeah, seem like all the rotor buttons you can get now are crap.. so replace often and carry spares
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If you had to push the accelerator, then it might be the idle air bypass.

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Old October 5th, 2016, 11:42 PM
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Old October 9th, 2016, 04:41 PM
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Update

Made it to GBR on Friday. Those guys are great, dropped everything to help. Miraculously the truck started right up several times never once staggering. They did find a fault with a coolant sensor.

Drove immediately to gas station, 5 min away tops, and spent nearly 2 hrs there to get it to start.

Gotta love these things

I'll pull each sensor individually try then report back on findings.
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Does it fire and stumble or just complete no start at all?

Completely dead no start sounds like a white wire issue. Get one of those tracer light probes, connect one side to ground and the other to the top side of the chicklet. You should see the light flash as you crank, if you don't the Ecu won't turn on the fuel pump relay for the second time to run the engine.
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Old October 10th, 2016, 08:13 AM
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Lots of possibilities here--I'd see if you are getting voltage to coil when you crank as a start as could be as simple as ignition switch.
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