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1986 chevy sprint not getting spark

I have a 1986 sprint that has sat for 7 years and ran when parked i went to start it the other day it wouldnt start so i tried to figure out whats wrong what i got so far is the car is not getting spark. there is not even a spark on the wire between the coil and distrubuter but there is power going to the coil i have tried multiple coils and same thing with them so im dumbfounded also half of the electrical stuff in the car dosent work such as turn signals brake lights one headlight dome light but the stereo works weird so please help

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    Layne Johnson Jul 25, 2013

    ok well a distributor cosumes of a distributor a pickup coil a igniton module and a ignition coil and a rotor and a cap and spark plugs the pickup coil sits on the distributor and give power to the igniton module the module give power to the igniton coil and on most modles the pickup coil gives power to the rotor for spark to the cap so pull the cap and test the wires to the ignition coil and the module and the pickup examine the igniton coil it might of burned out i would replace the igniton module myself there not tthat expensive just to be sure

  • jake knight Aug 09, 2013

    ok so turns out the distrubuter needed replaced

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    the fuses that are under the steering wheel i already checked all of them there good to go

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