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    Default 1996 silverado engine trouble

    hey all i am brand new to the club so be gentle on me , ok now for my first question, i recently purchased a 96 silverado 4x4 not the Z71 just 4x4. It was running fine and just the other day i got in to go to work and it just would not start , the engine turns over and the battery is fine , the engine will just not fire to life. can anyone help.



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    Do you live in a cold area? Does the gas gage work properly? How long have you had the truck?

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    Back to basics. Check to see if you are getting fuel and spark. Might be your fuel pump, or something in the ignition system!!
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    Toymyster's got the right idea: check for fuel and spark. Can you hear the fuel pump prime before starting the engine? I'd almost certainly put a fuel pressure gauge on it. I'd probaby also pull codes from the computer -- Some no starts (like a bad CKP) will trigger trouble codes that give you a more specific place to start diagnosis.
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    i have had the truck for about a month now, its the 5.7 and i was thinking fuel or spark also. i hear the fuel pump whine but i dont know if that is what it should sound like. i need to go get a code reader. thanks for the help! i new this would be a good club to join.

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    Welcome to the site! Hope you figure it out.
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