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88 camaro crank to start

I have an 88 camaro that you have to crank a few times to start and when does fire up it smells rich. If the car sits for a while like a couple of days then it starts right up..... doesn't make sense

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SOUNDS LIKE A BAD IGNITION MODULE OR A BAD COIL. THERMAL EXPANSION COULD BE CAUSING A POOR CONNECTION IN ONE OF THESE COMPONENTS WHEN THE ENGINE GETS HOT. IF YOU CALL AROUND, SOME AUTO PARTS PLACES CAN CHECK YOUR IGNITION MODULE LOCATED UNDER THE DISTRIBUTOR CAP, HELD ON BY TWO SCREWS. TEST THE COIL UNPLUGGED ON THE TACH. AND BATT. TERMINALS WHICH SHOULD READ CLOSE TO ZERO WITH AN OHM-METER. HOPE THIS HELPS YOUR BOWTIE BACK ON THE STREETS WHERE IT BELONGS. LET ME KNOW PLEASE. GOOD LUCK.

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