Question about 1996 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
Possibly the crank sensor.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
Here are a couple of ideas. However, I think you've already covered most of them.
1. Remove the distributor cap and crank the car. If the rotor turns you're ok. If it doesn't turn then that's you're problem and you will probably need to change a timing belt/chain. (already done this)
2. Check the spark from the ignition coil by pulling the coil wire from the center of the distributor. Use an alligator clip to attach a short wire to the coil wire contact. Bare the other end of this short wire and set it up so it's sitting very close to the engine block. Turn off the lights and try to start the car. You should see a spark jump from this wire to the block. If you don't see a spark it's likely your ignition module (already changed) or ignition coil (could this be it?)is bad.
3. If you have a spark maybe it's not getting to the plugs. You may need to replace the distributor cap and rotor. (already done this) You can test if the plugs are sparking by pulling one, re-attaching the spark plug wire and seeing if you get a spark when you try to start the engine in the dark. Please note, the metal threads of the spark plug need to be shorted to the engine block to complete the circuit during this test.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
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