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Where can I obtain a coil in cap distributor cap for a chevette?

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Most early chevy's used the HEI ignition set up this included a cap with a coil sitting on top

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1985 GMC k2500 with a distributor cap where is the ignition coil located.

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Don't know the location of the coil is on a 1986 Chevette 1.6

Look at the center of your distributor. There will either be a wire which looks like a spark plug wire or there will be a plastic cap held on by small bolts. If you have a wire follow it baqck. It plugs directly into the coil. If you have the plastic cap, the coil is under the cap. If you need to replace it. pay close attention to how it comes apart,lay things out in the order they come off. There are spacers and insulators that need to go back in the same spot for it to work. Hope this helps.

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It drives for about 10 min and dies and won't restart. however it will idle for ever it only dies when driving! i'm stumped i replaced the plugs and wires cap, rotor and it ran better but still the same...

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Where is the pickup coil located on 1997 dodge ram

he pick-up coil/stator assembly is located under the distributor cap, and once the distributor cap is removed from the distributor, just remove the ignition rotor, and then simply un-plug the wire connector to the the pick-up coil/stator and then lift it straight up and away from the distributor, and when re-installing the pick-up coil/stator be sure to align the square tab and the rounded tab on the pick-up coil/stator to match with the distributor housing and with the distributor cap and install the ignition rotor and the distributor cap, and then re-connect the wire connector to the pick-up coil/stator.


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How to replae the ignition coil in a 93 corvette

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the intake manifold plenum extension.
  3. Tag and disconnect the secondary wires, then remove the retainer(s) from the distributor cap, and position aside.
  4. Unfasten the 2 coil cover attaching screws, then lift the cover off.
  5. Remove the 4 coil-to-cap attaching screws and lift the ignition coil and leads from the cap. Fig. 1: The ignition coil is secured to the distributor cap with 4 screws 91032g04.gif
    Fig. 2: View of the ignition coil removed from the distributor cap 91032g05.gif

  6. Remove the ignition coil arc seal.
  7. Clean the cap with a soft cloth and inspect for defects. Replace if necessary. To install:
  8. Place a new seal on the distributor cap.
  9. Position the ignition coil to the distributor cap and secure with the retaining screws. Tighten the screws to 13 inch lbs. (1.5 Nm).
  10. Attach the coil electrical leads.
  11. Install the distributor cap cover.
  12. Attach the secondary wires, as tagged during removal and install the retainer(s).
  13. Install the intake manifold plenum extension.
  14. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Line up timing marks on a 1980 chevy chevette, I turned the crank accidently and don't no how many teeth.

To be perfectly sure where the number 1 cylinder fire is at this point remove the valve cover, remove the #1 spark plug, remove the distributor cap, clean the crank to identify clearly the crankshaft marking on the crankshaft harmonic balancer wheel.
First step: Slowly turn the crank by hand until the line on the crank lines up to the zero timing mark...if you are on #1 the rotor in the distributor should be facing the #1 segmant in the distrbutor caps firing sequence, to verify further both intake and exhaust valve rocker arms should be in the valve closed positions in the #1 cylinder, the piston should be all the way to the top opf dead center(carefully insert a long skinny screw driver into the #1 spark plug hole to feel the pistons top travel while being sure the valves are both closed as explained above).
With all that checking out you are now exactly on top dead center in the #1 firing order sequence of your valve timing.

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Check engine compression. Those engines have a cylinder arrangement that looks like four drinking glasses sitting inside a cardboard box. During overheat, cylinders drop below deck height and do not seal against gasket. Non-technical repair was to draw file the deck 'till it's even with cylinder tops.
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