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Rebuild engine starts but dies spark seems to go to wrong coil.

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  • pandyplumbin Sep 01, 2010

    Engine just rebuilrt it runs for a minute and dies It seems to send the fire to the wrong coil in order for it to start I must swith the coil wires.

  • pandyplumbin Sep 01, 2010

    I will check tomorrow.

  • pandyplumbin Sep 02, 2010

    The rebuilder had the crank sensor andthe cam sensor crossed .Thanks it is running real good now.


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Hi! Do you have the correct firing order of the plugs? You may want to check the cam sensor and the timing of the distributor. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

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Replace your spark plugs, spark plug wires, dist cap and rotor. Check for switching power to the coil, constantly on and off, as the engine turns over. If you don't see any power then replace the coil

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If going to the wrong coil a back fire or a hard knock would occur

Check for loose grounds or loose connections in the electrical system that was removed by you

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