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So my truck will crank and crank and crank but will not turn over. please help?

(1990 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup)
in Phoenixville, PA on July 26, 2015
So this problem arose after i made a 800 mile trip from arkansas to north carolina. The truck made the trip just fine but once i got here, it wouldnt start after spending the night. At first i thought the problem could be the battery so bam, new battery. Problem persists. I then checked my spark plugs and went ahead and purchased a rotor and new distributor cap which i installed today. YES the plugs are in line and no lines are crossed. I went ahead and double triple checked. Still the problem persists. I can smell fuel when i crank the key so i know the fuel pump is good. Also i replaced my alternator less than 2 years ago so that should be good as well. Starter is less than a year old, battery is 4 days old, distributor cap is not even 12 hours old. If you have any ideas or comments or suggestions I would be very pleased to hear them. This is my only source of transportation and gravely need to be mobile. Thank you. --Jax
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on July 26, 2015
got good spark?fuel pressure test?which engine?
on July 27, 2015
Spark is good, checked all 8 plugs. Fuel pressure is also good. The engine is a 5.7ltr V8
on July 27, 2015
a friend of mine just went through the same thing,same truck.this is going to sound crazy,but this fixed his,and he replaced the same things as you did and more.it was the COOLANT TEMP SENSOR!it fired up first time,this was the last thing he did!!
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