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No fuel to carburetor/no spark to plugs

My el camino has no fuel going to the carburetor and no spark coming from the distributor cap. I've replaced the fuel pump and filter as well as the ignition module just to be sure about it starting. Next I will try the distributor cap/rotor and the spark plug wires. I dnt know alot about cars but any assistance would help. thanks.

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  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    how do i locate and access a 1982 el camino carburetor?
     



  • Paul Marks Jul 26, 2012

    howdie check your rotor to see if making contact then check fuel filter in the side of carb

  • Paul Marks Jul 29, 2012

    howdie what do you mean access the carb don,t understand?

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It could be the ecm"computer" that can cause know spark and know gas at the same time.

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Check the magnet coil on disturbtor wire is corroded broken or the magnets are cracket at the pole piece there is more to the distributor than ignition module, ignition rotor

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