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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tbill, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. tbill

    tbill Registered Member

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    Before I spend any money, tell me if I'm overlooking something. I was bleeding the brakes on my 87 stock 350 when the engine suddenly died. It started back up but died again in a few minutes. It has no spark but also there doesn't seem to be any fuel from the injectors either. Using the flow chart for engine cranks but won't start, it seems as if it is the ignition module is bad. is there anything else I should check before buying a new ignition module? Thanks
     
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    fuses, ground wires ???
     
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    Pick-up coil
    Ignition module
    loose connection on the ignition module.....check all 3 connectors
     
  4. tbill

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    Thanks, I did find a broke and corroded pick up coil connector. Cleaned it and plugged the leads on the module but still no spark. And there is a lot of rust on the pick up coil. So, I ordered a whole new complete distributor.
     
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    You should have just replaced the pick-up coil. Could have saved you some csah...
     
  6. tbill

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    You're right, but as bad as it looks, and IF the module is bad, the new distributor was thirty bucks cheaper than the module alone. The distributor comes with pickup coil, module, rotor, and cap. At least all that will be new!
     
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    Forgot to mention that the *new* distros have an upgraded reluctor design.
    Just don't be alarmed when you see it, if you compare it to the old.

    If it is *new* and not a refurb then the reluctor will have 8 tongs instead of 4
     
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    Thanks for the heads up! It's supposed to be all new, not rebuilt.
     

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