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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 01, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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my car was running and now it wont start all of the parts (coil,plugs,wires,dis) are brand new and there is fuel to the carb what is the problem????

its a 88 camaro RS with a sbc 400 carbed
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 01, 01:39 PM
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Need more info like are you getting spark at plugs do headlights work are you getting power to coil check ground straps ? could be alot of things did car stop running just since you installed knew coil cap or any other parts thats where I`d start looking for your problems. I hope this helps! good luck!!
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 01, 05:24 PM
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9 times out of 10 its a spark problem. Work backwards. Pull a spark plug boot and check for spark. If none, pull coil wire and check for spark coming out of coil. If none, check for power to coil. If there is power to the coil then it could be the coil or in the distributor. Let us know what you find and what type of system you have and we can work through it.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 01, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for all the help guys it ended up that one of my points in the dis wasn't adjusted right thanks alot guys
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