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Car stopped its a carby ive now discovered that its got no spark from the dizzy it must be a wire i think can you help mate

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  • jason hill Dec 30, 2008

    i was driving it was running good and then the fuel wasnt going through but i thought the motor cut out so i tried to start it when i was rolling and realised that the motor was still on and had power with no fuel going through can you help

  • jason hill Dec 30, 2008

    i was driving it was running good and then the fuel wasnt going through but i thought the motor cut out so i tried to start it when i was rolling and realised that the motor was still on and had power with no fuel going through can you help

  • jason hill Dec 30, 2008

    fuels in the carby and the fuel goes through the fuel pump i think its electric could it have something to do with the dizzy mate

  • jason hill Dec 30, 2008

    there is no spark when i do that

  • jason hill Dec 30, 2008

    ive changed the rotar and theres no points or condenser

  • jason hill Dec 30, 2008

    maybe somethings wrong with dizzy

  • jason hill Dec 30, 2008

    yes its rotating

  • jason hill Dec 30, 2008

    there is no pickup coil

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    I'm pretty sure that in or a round that year, they had both electric or mechanical fuel pump, do you know by chance which one you have?

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Do what i can ! Lets go back to the start, what happen and when, & how was it running prior to this problem? What engine?


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Well if carb is getting fuel, then we now need to see if your getting spark. Pull a plug wire & stick a screwdriver with a well insulated,rubber/plastic handle in the end, and hold shaft of screwdriver close to metal & turn engine over to see if there is spark.

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    Mike Butler Dec 30, 2008

    Pull distributor cap & check underside of cap & rotor for carbon etc, & clean . While you've got it off, lets confirm it's electronic ignition, and not points & condensor style. Do you know the difference, or at least give me a description of what you see?

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Dec 30, 2008

    Clean all the tabs on the underside of cap, and check & see that you have a gap between pick-up coil & distributor shaft cam.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Dec 30, 2008

    Have a look at this link for instructions on gap. If set properly & still no spark, I'd be tempted to replace the pick-up coil.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Dec 30, 2008

    P.S. With cap off & safely out of way of distributor, jog engine over to make sure your rotor & shaft of distributor are rotating.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Dec 30, 2008

    Only other thing I would do is check all fuses that may be related to ignition, and if possible, use a voltmeter/multimeter to check for 12v at harness to pick-up coil. Don't use a test light, just in case it may short something in the circuit by grounding it. With meter, you don't have that risk. If all good, I'd replace pick-up coil as per instructions, and give it a whirl. Good Luck, keep me posted.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Dec 31, 2008

    No pick-up coil in distributor? Does it have an external coil elsewhere?


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