why truck won't start on 1996 Toyota Tacoma

truck has always started, even without oil or water. but after being parked for a week it will not start. it cranks real good, but won't start. engine has close to 300,000 miles. Just pulled a plug and found no spark while cranking starter.

by in Everett, WA on November 28, 2009
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ANSWER by , November 29, 2009
You need to scan your truck for codes, to see if the distributor is ok, then you need to see if the igntion module is ok. You need some electrical skill to do these checks. How old are your tune-up parts like your cap and rotor, wires and plugs? The basic stuff can also cause a 'no spark'. If these initial checks don't work then you may try www.alldatadiy.com and paying for a 1 yr subscription to the factory service info for your vehicle. It will have a 'no spark' diagnostic tree to follow, because there are several things to inspect for this type of problem. Is your timing chain ok, meaning is your distributor turning when you crank the truck? I have seen the Timing Chain Sprocket Teeth strip on Toyota trucks with this kind of mileage.