Chevy 1500 will crank but not start

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I have a 1999 Chevrolet 1500 truck. Put a new battery in the car.  Won’t start.  Turns over great but won’t start.  A month ago it did the same thing.  Friend told me to hold down gas pedal for a couple minutes.  Then I tried and after cranking for a minute straight it slowly chugged and then started.  This time that process did not work.  Anything I can try?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Little to go on, but if the truck WAS running and the battery is known good, I would suspect lack of fuel. Fuel pump, clogged line, water in gas, …

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Anything I can do about the clogged line, or the water in gas? Maybe put in a bottle of heet?
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You can try that or you may need a mechanic to flush out the line
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It takes three things for a conventional gas engine to fire: fuel, compression, and spark.  You can test compression with a compression gauge, but that is likely OK.  You can test spark through a number of methods, timing light, pull spark plug and set it on the head while you turn it over, etc.  Fuel can be trickier to diagnose if not fuel injected.  John is likely correct to focus on fuel.  After it cranks for a while without firing, pull a spark plug or two.  If there is fuel being delivered but not burning, the plugs should be wet.
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I think you should have acknowledged earlier posts that said the same thing
I agree with John.  Though I added to his comments, he had already posted what is a very likely remedy to the problem.

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