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Im getting spark from coil...but not from distributor??

Ok yesterday iposted the problem i was having...i had a blown headgasket..we torn it completely down and put it all back together with new gaskets...did everything to specs of haynes manual...the truck simply wont start...it trys...but wont..at first we found out we were off a lil bit with timing....we lined it up perfect...now it still does the same...wont start...its getting fire from coil..but the spark isint making it from the distribritor to the plugs....please help!!!!

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  • lovebledhate Feb 28, 2009

    both are new...first thing we checked...btw its a 91 not a 86

  • lovebledhate Feb 28, 2009

    were going to check the pickup coil in the morning...

  • Ricardo Loranca
    Ricardo Loranca May 11, 2010

    did you check the distributor ignition coil



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I dont think you have a Hall Sensor but a magnetic reluctor. If you have spark @ the coil and not @ the plug leads I would look for a crack or a burn hole in the rotor. Make sure it hasn't ripped the lug off the inside and is in the correct position. The distributor must be turning as this were the ECU gets its timing information for spark & injection.You would have no spark at all if it was't turning. The issue appears that you don't seem to be able to distribute the High tension spark.Good Luck.

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Is the rotor burnt through to the distributor shaft, or a bad cap

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  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock Feb 28, 2009

    Ignition wires, is the distributor turning, the distributor should be turning if you have spark at the coil because i don't think that vehicle has a crank sensor. I think it has only a hall-effect sensor in the distributor

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    Clint Smock Mar 01, 2009

    If it has no crank sensor and you have spark at the coil the pick-up coil(hall-effect switch) is fine.

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