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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JimmyJuneau, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. JimmyJuneau

    JimmyJuneau 1/2 ton status

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    Ok I found out why my truck died on me the rotor and the dist cap had been torn apart and melted on the insde I replaced both of them and the spark plugs. But is i the coil that casued this to happen. If so what do I need to fix it. And if it wasnt the coil what could it have been then?

    1985 GMC JIMMY
     
  2. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    One of our best co. mechanics once told me that if there's a problem with with your secondary igntion system(coil/ignition module, cap, rotor, wires, plugs), the best thing to do is to replace EVERYTHING at the same time.

    I'm still not sure if you have a coil or a module? Which one is it?



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  3. JimmyJuneau

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    Where do the wires go after they leave the coil on the dist cap?

    1985 GMC JIMMY
     
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    how bad were the plugs? how bad are the wires? If these are to the point that the electricity cannot get through then the 20,000-40000 volts or whatever it is has nowhere to go and will melt your cap and rotor. It probably melted right were the rotor touches the cap...or no?

    Chris

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  5. JimmyJuneau

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    Yes it did The plugs were fouled so I changed them. The wires are good. The truck is running now but I wanna know if I have to change the coil or what happened to the coil in order to this to happen.

    1985 GMC JIMMY
     

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