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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 06, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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my 86' camaro V6 2.8L still has no spark, it turns over but therre is no spark, new ignition coil and module, new car, new rotor, new pick up coil, good wires, fuses are good, and the grounds are good, i gave up and paid Bush's automotive to fix it and they gave up, someone told me that it could also be an ignition switch...is this possible for this problem....and when the car died, it spit and spudderd and then it died completely, i cant seem to diagnose the problem.....help would be greatly appreciated
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 06, 08:39 PM
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The distri. in those cars are not very good. I had the same thing happen to me and I found out that water leaks onto it. I ended up going to a wrecking yard and got another one and it worked fine after that. That may not be your problem but you might want to look and see.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 06, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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the auto shop i paid to fix it got a dist. from a junkyard and put it in and it still wouldnt work, but ive recently heard that and ignition switch could do that....letting the motor turn over, but not sparking....
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 06, 09:04 AM
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I had a 69 dart that did the same thing, I separated all the wires in the engine compartment that were in a loom or together, and found one that was broke but still touching, just be carefull and don't twist them around to much.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 06, 06:34 PM
 
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I don't know if that old of a camarow has an anti theft system on it but my 95 does and the wire from the ignition switch to the computer at the base of the steering colum was bad and it did what your saying
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 06, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for the help i will try those ideas....i was also told that the ignition switch itself could do such things.....if anyone knows anything else it would be appreaciated...this is my only car right now, and ive been with out a ride for about a months now and its killing me
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 06, 02:56 AM
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You know i had a 83 Camaro that I got from a friend cause it would not run, and it turned out to be the timing chain was bad. i replaced it and she ran great. Have you check it for TDC?

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Have you got fuel to the cylinders? Remove a spark plug from each side and see if they are wet. With alot of attempting to start, plugs would be wet with fuel. No fuel, no start, unless its known for sure the car has no spark.

Yes, it could be an ign switch. The big red wire at the distributor should have power with ign switch in IGN position and START position.

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If its fuel injected, there won't be any fuel unless the computer "sees" the engine rotating. You've replace the entire distributor so my first guess of bad ignition pickup is wrong (not the module, but that can be bad too). I think some auto stores can check functionality of modules.

Maybe try and wire a completely separate 12v wire to the distributor (with a rated toggle switch).
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