Not starting after sliding on ice and spinning out coming to an abrupt stop

Tiny
AMANDA HODGES
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
I slide on ice and spun out came to an abrupt stop and now truck won’t start. No fuel smell came from accident but fuel gauge showing no fuel when there was half a tank. Need help immediately.
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 AT 5:10 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Have you checked the fuel tank and fuel lines for damage? That could possibly be your problem. Please use caution and wear protective clothing and eye protection. Fuel is very irritating to the skin. Fuel leaks are very dangerous and need to taken care of before driving your vehicle.
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 AT 7:44 PM
Tiny
AMANDA HODGES
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No, I have not checked these as there was no fuel smell coming from the vehicle at the site in tow or at home.
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 AT 9:45 PM
Tiny
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Sorry. I must have misunderstood the question. Okay, an engine needs three things to start. The first is fuel to be delivered and introduced into the combustion chamber. Secondly, you need to have spark at the spark plugs at the proper time for combustion. Lastly you need to have compression in the cylinders. If these three things are present, an engine really has no choice but to start. So what we have to do is figure out which of the three things is missing, fix it, and you are up and rolling again. I am including a guide for you to go through that should isolate the problem.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Let us know what you find out and we can go from there.

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Alex
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 AT 11:15 PM
Tiny
AMANDA HODGES
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Thanks, I will read through this soon and get back to you. I believe that when I hit the ice and spun it did in fact trigger the pass-lock on the truck. I came to a very abrupt stop as the tires dig into the ground. So I think that the engine is not getting fuel due to the security feature.
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 3:13 AM
Tiny
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Hello Amanda,

I have included a step by step system operation check for your vehicle's Pass-lock anti theft system down below in the diagrams. Please go through it and let me know what you find out.

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Alex
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 9:43 AM

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