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Old 05-10-2004, 04:50 PM
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Hard to start when damp outside

I've been trying to help my brother-in-law on his '95 Chevy pickup, 350 auto.

Whenever it is raining or even just foggy out, his truck is impossible to start.

So far we have replaced the plug wires, distributor cap, di-electric grease on the connections.

We had the module tested dry and wet and it tested out okay.

Has anyone had this wet start problem before?

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JimR

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Obviously, the wet weather is affecting something in the ignition system. Have you replaced the coil? Rotor?
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I will probably get hammered for this one, sometimes moisture will form on the inside of the dist cap, spray the inside of the cap with wd-40 and wipe out excess, I have rescued quite a few friends and the local car wash after they had washed down engines and drowned their dist. Once you do this should not have to spray that cap again! Rick
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We did try spraying the outside of the dist cap with WD but not the inside, although we did replace the cap and rotor.

Thanks for your replys, we can try the coil next.

JimR
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Old 05-16-2004, 05:49 AM
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it sounds like you may have a cracked ign coil . on a dry day take a spray bottle and put some salt and water in it and spray the coil only, to see if it quits, if does replace the coil (water is a good conducter of elelctricity but salt water is about 10 time better conducter of electricity)
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I will probably get hammered for this one, sometimes moisture will form on the inside of the dist cap, spray the inside of the cap with wd-40 and wipe out excess, I have rescued quite a few friends and the local car wash after they had washed down engines and drowned their dist. Once you do this should not have to spray that cap again! Rick
I have had the same problem!
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