Truck won't start

Tiny
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I have a 1991 chevy S-10 4 cylinder 5 speed manual I dont know about the miles the mileage is stuck on 156,000. I pulled up in front of the store and shut my truck off, and I went inside. When I came back out it would'nt start. I checked to see if it was getting fuel and it was'nt? So I checked to see if the fuel pump was coming on when I turned the key on and it was. So I checked to see if it was getting a spark and it was not? Oh and I checked the fuses and they are all good. What could it be?
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Thursday, January 11th, 2007 AT 10:20 PM

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Tiny
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Were the conditions damp?

How had it been running?

Any recent repairs?
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Friday, January 12th, 2007 AT 10:06 AM
Tiny
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It was dry outside. I had no problems before. And no recent repairs.
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Friday, January 12th, 2007 AT 10:13 AM
Tiny
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When was the last time the cap, rotor and wires, Plugs were changed. Not saying this is the problem but still important and potentially relevant.
Check your e-mail.
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Friday, January 12th, 2007 AT 10:17 AM
Tiny
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I dont really know I bought the truck 4 months ago and I haven't changed them so?
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Friday, January 12th, 2007 AT 10:23 AM
Tiny
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I misunderstood, :oops:

no spark, no fuel, but pump runs.
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Friday, January 12th, 2007 AT 12:18 PM
Tiny
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Yes.
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Friday, January 12th, 2007 AT 1:00 PM
Tiny
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Do you want to use the 2nd troubleshooting sheet I sent?
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Friday, January 12th, 2007 AT 1:04 PM
Tiny
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Tried that still cant figure it out.
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Friday, January 12th, 2007 AT 1:14 PM
Tiny
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Maybe someone else can pick up on this and help you out. Short of that I can guess if you want.
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Friday, January 12th, 2007 AT 1:21 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for all your help I cant figure it out either.
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Friday, January 12th, 2007 AT 1:37 PM
Tiny
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You asked me for my opinion so, here it goes.

You said "no spark", so I would start there. Before changing things I would check all electical connections to make sure that something has not come loose or a connector has not burned through, I had this happen once. I would also check the fuses again and test them by replacing each one with a new one. Sometimes it is difficult to 'see' if a fuse is burnt out. No spark at all could be the coil, but I would change out the cap, rotor, plugs and new wires. It probably needs it anyway. If still no-go, then I would change the coil.

Hope that helps.
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Friday, January 12th, 2007 AT 5:50 PM

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