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88 k1500 stopped firing while driving. getting fuel, but no spark

Heard a light "popping" or ticking sound on starting already warmed-up truck (arcing?), drove 1/4 mile and it died. Restarted, but died immediately. Checking showed no spark. Fuse is good at ecm/ign pole. Replaced distributor cap, rotor and module; still no spark... Help?

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Change the pick-up coil. You have to remove the distributor to do it.
Cheapest way is to buy a reman distributor and just replace it. Just remember which way the rotor is facing before you remove it.

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

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    boman11 Apr 16, 2014

    Change the pick-up coil. You have to remove the distributor to do it.

    Cheapest way is to buy a reman distributor and just replace it. Just remember which way the rotor is facing before you remove it.

  • boman11
    boman11 Apr 16, 2014

    Change the pick-up coil. You have to remove the distributor to do it.

    Cheapest way is to buy a reman distributor and just replace it. Just remember which way the rotor is facing before you remove it.



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More than likely it's the distributor. They have a tendency to build up corrosion and rust and have personally went through the same situation three weeks ago on a suburban. Check to see if you are getting spark from the distributor first. Have the ecm in the distributor checked at Oriellys for free. It's under the rotor and has two 8mm head bolts with wires plugged in at each end.

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I have same problem. have volts at coil (new) tested module at autozone it was good. still no spark (testing using a screwdriver in distributor coil wire to ground. Voltage stays present when cranking although does fall to ~9.5 volts. New rotor and cap also.

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SOURCE: running rough, spark plugs, distributor cap, rotor

First thing you need to know is which cylinders are missing. Then, don't forget there is an engine beneath the electronics. Do a quick test with a vacuum gauge and do a compression test. Check the distributor shaft for side play. If everything checks out good, then do electronic component testing. have a code check run (many parts stores do this free) and get a chiltons or haynes manual and follow test procedures in there.
I refrain from giving repair suggestions with problems like yours because people keep changing instead of testing parts. When I work on my vehicles or other peoples cars, I do testing to avoid buying expensive parts that most times won't correct the problem. At this point the most I'd suggest is to clean the mass air flow sensor wires with a Q-tip and carb cleaner...that often helps and is free. If you run into a problem with whatever you find, ask and I'll try to help.
good luck

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