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Engine turns over but does not start. What should

Engine turns over but does not start. What should I do? I check the plugs there was sign of gas getting to plugs. I dont think I am getting any spark to the plugs. What is my problem?

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  • Bruce Hathcock May 28, 2010

    If it is stock you will need to see if the points are bad. to do this you have to remove the distributor cap. First you want to make sure that your not getting spark, to do this remove 1 spark plug boot off of the spark plug and put a screw driver into the end of the wire and get it close to engine ground crank engine over and see if you see a blue spark then you may have a carburator problem. If there is no spark then you need to see if the points are bad or the distributor cap is bad. But need to know if it's a inline 6 or V-8 to tell you for sure what your problem is. Hope this helps

  • lifestreampr May 28, 2010

    Thanks for your response I will try that. The Engine is 298 V 8.

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Remove distributor cap and check the points, also with test light check if you have voltage at points, should have voltage, also check voltage at ignition coil, should have voltage at (+).

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First thing I would check is the under the distributor cap. Condensation or wetness will prevent spark. Dry it off and try turning it over. Doesn't start, make sure cap, rotor and points are all good. Make sure your distributor is set correctly....meaning not 180 degrees off or "out".

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Ihad the same problem. My problem was that the fuel pump's diaphram (which is made of rubber) hardened and cracked. I would check the suction on that and see if it feels strong.

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