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Yes it ran, it ran last in Auegest. People are telling me it's a poosibly distributor problem. It might not be "in" right.
did it run like crap then? did you do anything to in since it last ran (besides the tune up stuff)? did you check your plug wires to make sure they are on correctly? did you adjust the distributor at all since it last ran?
made sure you have all the wires on the coil correctly?
It did run like crap then but only because the previous owner did replace the head gasket he blew causing antifreeze to go in the oil. So that being said I rebuilt the engine. Everything is wired up properly and rechecked. Distributor wasn't touched other then pulling it out to rebuild engine. Coil hooked up properly too.
So if you have a test light on the pos side of the coil and turn on the key, do you have power? If not you might need a new ignition switch.
If you do have power then check to see if it happens at the correct time.
Distributor wasn't touched other then pulling it out to rebuild engine.
Mark your dist where the number 1 plug wire is. Then turn the engine over and with the #1 plug out. When you feel compression at TDC #1 note where the rotor is pointing. It should point to the mark you made. If not reclock the dist.
For a engine to run it needs to have fuel, spark, and it needs to happen at the correct time.
i understand parts going bad but it started and ran fine before just a lil rough. what wire or where am i checking out for power? the wire(s) on the coil? reminder: coil, voltage reguator, ignition control module, starter coil brand new. battery does have a fresh charger to it.
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