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    Default 1997 Suburban won't start

    My 1997 Suburban will not start, I have:
    1: Changed fuel filter
    2: Changed fuel pump twice now 60PSI
    3: Changed plugs and wires
    4: Changed rotor and cap
    5: Jumped senser so fuel pump is running (fuel pump does run but jumped it anyways)
    The suburban will start if I pour gas in the throttle body and will continue to run as long as I feed it gas. Once I stop pouring gas in it dies.

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    If it runs when you pour gas into the throttle body, that suggests a fuel problem. Have you checked to see if the fuel injectors are firing?
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    Thanks for your response. Would not know how to check the injectors

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    If you try to start it, then pull a plug (or plugs) are they all wet with fuel?
    If you can get a "noid light" on the injector circuits, you can see if the PCM is commanding them to open.

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