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Won't start! week ago, the car was running a lil' ruff... so i checked under the distributor cap just to see... cleaned up the posts inside wiped it out, put it back and then the car wouldnt start at all! I tried and tried so I changed the plugs, still nothing. so I waited till the next day, and it started up and purred like a champ! drove it all week with no problems at all. then on saturday night was the last i drove it. it sat till Monday morning it didn't start! and hasnt started yet. and i checked plugs and rotor and cap and will try in the morning.

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  • David Westhoff Jun 17, 2008

    i havn't done that this time but i did the first time, and i had spark. but when i start the engine there is a spark that arcs from the starter to the side of the engine only at first. But i think it was still doing that all week.

  • Marty marty May 11, 2010

    when it gets into the no-start mode next time, pull a spark plug wire off and test for spark...use a spare spark plug and touch threads to engine metal...I'm thinking you have spark shorting out somewhere


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The spark from the starter is a loose wiring or short starter,but the main thing is you can crank it,check it, you have a spark at plugs if yes check if your pump is working

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