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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 01, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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i dont have spark-pls help i've got a 78 camaro lt, 305, 2b carb and hei electronic ignition. Thursday she was fine and strong and friday morning all she could do was try.
a friend checked things out and said juice was going to the distributor and still no spark. I replaced the module only not the little thing it plugs into, still no spark. what should i look at next? yes, yes it is getting gas. thanks
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 01, 05:43 PM
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Go through the rest of the distributor ... The coil...The rotor...even the cap itself. If you have replaced the module, then the coil is the next best possibility. However, if you haven't changed things in quite a while, freshen up the other maintenance items while you are in there ...
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 01, 08:18 PM
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Remove the dist cap Crank the engine over to see if the rotor turns if not suspect timing gear and chain.pretty common for the fiber on cam sprocket to strip off.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 01, 12:46 AM
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Just last weekend my father in laws 84 chevy truck had exactly the same problem...ran fine when parked and the next morning it fired and then died...I found a pin hole burned thru the rotor...slapped a $4.95 rotor on and he was on the road again. Check it out.

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