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My Jimmy is stranded 1/4 mile from my house....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1979Jimmy, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. 1979Jimmy

    1979Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    OK guys heres the story. Yesterday I drove my truck from my moms house to my dad's. It did need a quick jump to get the engine to turn over but i blame this muddy connections.

    Yesterday I powerwashed the whole engine and body. I then started it up and it ran fine.

    Tonight i went to go for a little drive. When i tried to start it up it was real tough it just kinda churned for a while then it got goin. It ran rough for about a 1/4 mile then it just kinda died. I went and got some starter fluid sprayed that in and it would turn over but whenever I hit the gas pedal it would just die.

    Well if i dont get it home with the engine running that means i have to push it which isnt such a big deal but i dont want to and this will need to be resolved eventually. Any ideas guys. Thanks.

    79 Jimmy, 5" lift 35 M/T with a 383 puttin out 400hp and 450lb/ft. 4.11s Locked front and back.
     
  2. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Water in the dist?????....Dan

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  3. ChevyCaGal

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    Did you cover the dist with a plastic bag at all so it wouldn't get wet when you sprayed the engine? What about the ignition module? I was thinking about when we went to Hollister and Stu's truck died (remember that Dan?) after he got it wet in the choc milk. He tweeked with it forever it seemed while Leland helped him and that's what it turned out to be.... with some WD40 and a new one he was good to go....

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    Always check for fuel and spark!

    I'd also get a voltmeter and see what the battery voltage is. Is it 12.4 or higher? And once you get it running I'd check the battery voltage again to make sure the alternator is functioning properly. I think once you run a battery down to about 10.5volts it can still crank over the engine but won't have enough voltage to fire the coil.
    My 2 cents.



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  5. 84_Chevy_K10

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    FUEL PUMP!! #12.99 and 20 minutes and you have a new one. That's my best guess over the internet.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  6. bart

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    This has an HEI distributor? They are really easy to get water in, it will cause a short and destruction of the HEI module (inside the distrubutor, black plastic thing, plugs on each end, about $15-20 at any parts store). This sounds exactly like the trouble I had after "cleaning" my eng. compartment on my 84.

    Bart
     
  7. Chaz316

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    WD40 to get it home and then replace the cap. WD40 should clean the contacts good enough to get it running again.

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    did he say that it fires with starting fluid? Wouldn't that imply there is spark? Maybe I misunderstood.

    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist..."
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  9. muddin4fun

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    might be a fuel filter

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  10. ChevyCaGal

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    So what happened with it?

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    That's what made me think fuel related immediately.

    Tim
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