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Changed cap and rotor put in new coil but it just turns over and won't start

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First you need to determan if you are getting spark, take the coil wire off, ether end...hold it close with a good insulated pear of pliers, to were you removed it from, with out plugging it in, now have someone crank the engine a few times to see if it is sparking. If it is not, you need to dig deeper into the electrical parts like distributor pickup , brain ect....If you have spark...now you need to check to see if you have fuel...disconnect the fuel line and hold a rag over it so you don't get splashed, again have someone crank the motor a few time to determan if you have fuel....if not, you need to check for glogged fuel filter, fuel pump relay or maybe fuel pump it self....
This should get you going in the right direction.....

Posted on May 26, 2011

  • Michael Bonds May 27, 2011

    ok but if I have spark at the coil how is that going to tell me if the pickup is good or not when it is inside the distributor ?

  • Michael Cassella May 29, 2011

    Sorry, went out of town for 3 days...yes, thats were you get your spark is from the pickup...

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