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02-05-2012 02:15 PM
LATECH Sounds like something killing the module. The coil could be doing that. Even if you are using a new coil,things arent what they used to be.
Another thought would be the alternator may be passing alternating current killing stuff.Have you had any charging system problems lately?
02-05-2012 10:07 AM
ragguy Ok after cap button coil module got fire ran revd 2 times Los spark at coil have any ideas
02-04-2012 06:50 PM
Originally Posted by ragguy
I have new cap rotor coil its a small cap.I tried 3 dif coil wires
Wrong rotor, is a possibility. If you still have the old one compare it. If there is spark at the coil it travels through the coil wire to the rotor and back out the end of the rotor to the plug wires. Not a lot that could go wrong that would affect all cylinders.
02-04-2012 03:10 PM
ragguy I have new cap rotor coil its a small cap.I tried 3 dif coil wires
02-04-2012 02:53 PM
Originally Posted by ragguy
Ok bought new cap n rotor.I have spark out of coil but nothing at plugs
If you have spark at the coil but not at the plugs either the rotor or coil wire are no good or installed wrong or the coil wire is no good. Is this a small cap HEI setup or something aftermarket.
02-04-2012 02:45 PM
ragguy Ok bought new cap n rotor.I have spark out of coil but nothing at plugs
02-04-2012 12:32 PM
ragguy Its an external coil
02-04-2012 12:28 PM
cobalt327 When you replaced the coil, was the part below in place and in good shape?

The carbon brush on the left goes in the cap first, then the rubber gasket. Should have dielectric grease both sides of washer, then the coil goes over them both.
02-04-2012 12:04 PM
ragguy K I'll go check that n let u know thanks for you're help
02-04-2012 12:00 PM
cobalt327 New doesn't necessarily mean "good".

Check the PU coil first:

You don't have to remove the distributor to test it, you do need to disconnect the module from it before checking the resistance. If it's bad the distributor will need to be removed.
02-04-2012 11:55 AM
ragguy Wow pics and all thanks.ya I changed to module
02-04-2012 11:51 AM
cobalt327 Module (there's also a 5-pin module looks like the 4-pin):

Pick up coil:

02-04-2012 11:47 AM
ragguy I think it was the was the box under cap that coil wires hook into
02-04-2012 11:43 AM
ragguy Where do I find that module I changed the pickup also
02-04-2012 11:39 AM
Originally Posted by ragguy
I'm new in here I have an 87chevy 305 lost spark changed coil have power in n out but no spark from coil. Now what
Replace the module w/a known good one if you have one around. The other thing in the distributor that can cause a no start condition is if the pick up coil has gone bad or has a broken lead going to the module. This isn't as common as a bad module, though.
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