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Won't start , electrical problem ?

I have fuel to carb. I replaced the dist. cap and rotor. I changed the coil and coil wire. all above was pretty bad shape. 118,000 miles on v6 4.3 lt.Truck turns over ok, tries to start once every 10-12 seconds but never makes it to running state. Acts like no spark and or timing off?

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  • jellis3 Dec 30, 2008

    Yes it is original ignition system.

  • Glenn Snow May 11, 2010

    I was thinking that this was an electronic ignition without a distributor, but evidently still used on that model...
    What were the symptoms prior to the repairs you made? I ask because this mileage would not usually burn out these items.... Just wondering if your fuel line filter may be clogged and fuel flow is too weak?? Is this fuel injected or carburated??


  • Glenn Snow May 11, 2010

    is this the original engine and ignition system?

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Not sure on the 04 model, however I have had to change the PICK UP coil which is different from the main coil. The engine ran and then just stopped like I turned it off and would not start.
Check to see if you have a Pick UP coil that may be out.

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