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I've got an 88 S-10 i've got fire in & out of the coil. have some fire inside of dist. but don't get fire to plugs. have replaced module both pickups cap button and coil

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  • thompson61 Jun 24, 2009

    this is true but i have never had all plug wires go bad at one time..

  • shane covert May 11, 2010

    have you checked plug wires,often over looked.



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The one that worked on this truck and replaced everything did not install the module proberly one side the hot side was not pluged up wright.when pulled dist. to replace i was able to see the problem. some people does not need to try to work on things they know nothing about. it would make it easier for those that do.

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