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Stalling when wet

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

  1. scottnj

    scottnj 1/2 ton status

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    I need some help. Took the blazer out last weekend.
    Hit some water and it stalled and would not start for about 10 minutes. Distributor got wet. Never had this problem before. Could the coil be shorting out until it dries, would that do the same thing?
     
  2. JustHorsinArownd

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    I'd check for some cracks in your distributor cap. I had one that ran just fine but let water seep in and the motor would die. Maybe this helps or maybe clues someone else into the right path. Good luck.

    Allan
     
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    Yeah, cracked cap or damaged coil housing or wiring is what I would look at
     
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    Thanks for the help. It is a new cap and rotor and new wires but I have never replaced the coil.

    do you think it is worth going to one of the higher end ignition companies for a new cap, rotor, and coil?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Thanks for the help. It is a new cap and rotor and new wires but I have never replaced the coil.

    do you think it is worth going to one of the higher end ignition companies for a new cap, rotor, and coil?

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    Try sealing what you have.
    And try and go slower with the water.
    You were lucky it was just the distributor.
    Mine injested water through a loose air cleaner housing.
    Took me an hour to remove spark plugs, pump water out through hole, clean spark plugs and install.
    plus drying up the dist. and then it fired right up.
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    Actually was not lucky at all. I sucked lots of water right after that happened. Lots of water went through the tailpipe....well actually I guess I am lucky it is running just fine now. water logged
     
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    Whats better msd or accel coils? or are they about the same?
     

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