1996 GMC Jimmy Truck won't start

Tiny
HNICHOLS1
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  • 1996 GMC JIMMY
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 146,000 MILES
I crank the engine over, and it has power and is turning over but will not catch to start. What should I do?
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Sunday, March 9th, 2008 AT 11:54 AM

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Tiny
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Check to see if you are getting spark.
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Sunday, March 9th, 2008 AT 12:08 PM
Tiny
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I had a neighbor come over to help and he says that I am getting a spark. He checked the plugs to make sure they were all pushed in, and they were. Everything looks like it's connected, there are no leaks or anything. He said it might be the fuel pump. Does that sound about right?
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Sunday, March 9th, 2008 AT 1:25 PM
Tiny
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Sounds okay for me-check the fuel pressure and comeback with the readings so we can continue to assist

Do you hear the fuel pump come On for 2secs?
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Sunday, March 9th, 2008 AT 4:10 PM
Tiny
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I honestly have no clue. I noticed just now when I tried to start it that the oil pressure gauge has no reading whatsoever.
I don't even know how to check the fuel pressure. Sorry, I'm a girl that doesn't know as much about cars as I thought I did. :(
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Sunday, March 9th, 2008 AT 5:29 PM
Tiny
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Stop driving it -get the oil pressure check and comeback with some results
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Monday, March 10th, 2008 AT 5:55 AM
Tiny
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I'm not driving it, I can't even start it. I don't know how to check the pressure for the oil or the fuel.
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Monday, March 10th, 2008 AT 8:08 AM
Tiny
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1st get the fuel pressure check-find someone that knows how to do it this is where we start-we need to rule out the fuel system before we can continue.
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Monday, March 10th, 2008 AT 4:21 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for your help, but I couldn't get anyone here in person to help me, so I ended up having it towed in to a shop by me. It was the fuel pump, and is now fixed.

Thank you.
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Monday, March 10th, 2008 AT 4:36 PM

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