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engine not staring

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wraenking, May 18, 2003.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    hey guys and gals

    i have had my k5 for two weeks now, and it never gave me a problem starting until this morning. the engine runs strong. i did what i always do. i hit the gas once, and turn her over. today, she will not turn over. i have new plugs, wires, rotar and cap, but since im new at this, my buddy tells me to wait for him in case i dont get the wires in the right place. any ideas that i can try?

    thanks
     
  2. Trigger

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    coil, timing, fuel?
     
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    what year is your truck? That would help
     
  4. wraenking

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    sorry. its a 1986. regular old carb!

    also, i just put a new tranny in it this week. could something have happened doing that????
     
  5. wraenking

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    well, its sunday night, and i tried to start her all day without luck. hopefully my bud can come over this week to see what the problem is. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  6. JustHorsinArownd

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    Is it doing anything besides spinning?? Any backfiring through the carbuerator anything that would show you are getting spark and fuel together at the same time? You can test to see if you are getting spark by pulling one of the wires and holding it close to the plug and have someone else try to start it and you can see the spark jump the gap. That's where I would start. Good luck.

    Allan
     

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