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I am getting tired of this no spark issue

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Sample, Dec 27, 2002.

  1. Sample

    Sample 1/2 ton status

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    I have an '83 K5 w/ 350. It has an HEI distributor. I cannot get even one weak spark out of it. I am on my 3rd full distributor. 3 caps, 3 rotors, 2 coils, 4 modules, 3 pick ups. I have 12v going in, I even jumpered straight from the battery. The rotor stops in the same place every time when put to TDC, so the timing belt should be good.

    It is originally a 5 pin distributor, but I believe the 4 pin ones will work in there too.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. Pookster

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    Just a needle in the hay, but is everything grounded? THat's where I'd check first. (from the coil)
     
  3. Sample

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    You mean the little metal tab that bolts under the coil? Or the black wire coming off the coil? Both are bolted down. Are there any other grounds that I may be missing?

    Thanks a ton,
    Chris
     
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    UH OH.... I hope you haven't done what I did...

    I went through this for a FULL day.

    First, when did you run the HEI, has it been running before?

    What did you do? Did you take the distributor apart and "rebuild it". That's what I did.

    And I - put the drive gear on UPSIDE DOWN! Yep, upside down! /forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif

    I found it would go in, meet the oil shaft and line-up, the rotor wouldn't even turn. SO I figured all is good.

    Take the disributor out, and hook it up to 12 volts and a ground, does it fire?

    Check your cam gear driveshaft gearing with another and make sure it's not upside down like mine was

    Good luck.
     
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    The rotor stops in the same place every time when put to TDC, so the timing belt should be good.


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    YEP, that's what gave me the idea that FOR SOME G*D D**N REASON IT wasn't rotating.

    Good luck.
     
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    is your engine to frame, frame to battery ground good?

    John
     

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