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Spinning will not crank

I have a 1995 gmc sierra It just spins over will not crank i changed plugs,wires,coil,cap and rotor,distributor module sometimes when it starts it cranks right up for a day and then wont crank for 3 days

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It's fairly common for the pickups in distributors to go bad.

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I had the same problem with a GMC s-15 Jimmy changed the distributor and it has not done it since

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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