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1997 Chevy C1500 pickup won't start?

The truck ran fine then stopped to visit friends then the truck wold not start, it turns over but no fire. We used starter fluid ans nothing. We changed out the rotor button, distributor cap, crank sensor, ignition coil, but nothing. It sounds like it is trying to start but won't fire up.

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  • Chris Siler Apr 23, 2013

    Turns out the ground wire from the battery was faulty, replaced it and everything is fine now.

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Check what the battery reads while starter is running.Or you can turn on the headlights and try to start it to see if the headlights dim or go out.
If so then the battery is too weak or has bad connections at battery or at the engine ground or starter solenoid.

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You need to have the ignition control module checked (It's inside the distributor)

Posted on Apr 21, 2013

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SOURCE: 1996 chevy truck 305 new rotor and distributor cap

did you test or replace the crankshaft position sensor? That is where the spark signal begins.

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SOURCE: 1989 chevy truck, 5.7...will not start....no fire

Hi, I believe there is a computer problem. If possible check codes for no start condition. if you know the no.#1 cylinder at TDC (Top Dead Center) on engine then you will know no#1 distributor is. Good luck.

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SOURCE: 1999 chevy silverado 4.3 changed rotor button,

you need a camshaft sensor located in the distributor.www.Rockauto.com has them $26.00

Posted on Apr 11, 2011

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