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Changed distributor cap now car will not crank

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    no relationship between distributor cap and no cranking ...

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Changing the distributor cap shouldn't affect cranking the engine (that's a starter issue). Do you mean that it won't run after changing the distributor cap. If this is the case, it's a possible coil or ignition module that went bad.

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You should check to make sure that the rotor button is in place. Also check the coil wire and the fire orderr to make sure that no wires are crossed. These are pretty much the only reasons why your car won't crank with the distributor cap change.

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YOU PROBABLY FORGOT TO PUT DISTRIBUTOR ROTOR BACK IN OR FORGOT TO CONNECT DISTRIBUTOR COIL PRIMARY WIRES BACK UP.IF SO THE COIL AND MODULE CANT WORK.

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

  • Jonah Oneal Aug 05, 2010

    CHECK IGNITION FUSE.I USE TO OWN 81 OLDS I HAD PROBLEM WITH IGNITION MODULE.IT COULD HAVE WENT OUT.

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SOURCE: change the distributor cap and rotor now car wont start

We did the same thing with ours. We have a 1985 Cutlass Supreme that we put a 350 Camaro engine in it. At first it would not start for anything we eventually had to take it to a mechanic and he said it was the timing and he fixed it. Now it runs great!
But yeah it is almost impossible to get chevy engine in a oldmobile if you are unsure of what you are doing.

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