Question about 1989 Buick Park Avenue

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Removed computer replaced with hei distributer, still no fire to plugs

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  • kylemartin35 Mar 07, 2009

    im turning my 83 buick park avenue into a enduro race car and only wiring thats on the car is the computer and so i purchased a canadian style distributor that changes it to hei so there for i dont need the computer??? i think>?? i still get no fire to plugs but get fire to coil??

  • kylemartin35 Mar 07, 2009

    how do i find a carburated setup for an 83??

  • kylemartin35 Mar 07, 2009

    how do i find a carburated set up for a 83 buick park avenue

  • kylemartin35 Mar 07, 2009

    yea its an 83 i get power with the key on and yes its carburated with all the electronic **** on it?? this car has been the biggest troubleshooter ever..

  • Bruce Bracey
    Bruce Bracey May 11, 2010

    Im not sure were to start, can you give me more detail as to what you removed and what you replaced every thing with.


  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    what is it you are doing?



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Make sure your distributor has power when the key is turned on. It is the kind with the coil in the cap right? If the car is fuel injected, you will still need the computer though, or switch to a carburated set up.

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  • Eldric Venne
    Eldric Venne Mar 07, 2009

    Should be able to look online. I didn't realize it was an 83. Should be carburated already, and not have a computer as you stated. Look to make sure the distributor is getting power with the key on, and the firing order is correct

  • Eldric Venne
    Eldric Venne Mar 07, 2009

    Get an edlebrock intake and Holley carb if you are going to race it anyway. Shouldn't need much else than that if the distributor is good.



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