Originally Posted by Davex
For some reason my phone wont connect to the computer, so i can't upload the images i took. but it looks pretty much exactly like the image Cobalt327 uploaded.
I got a new module and capacitor (maybe at least my stereo won't sound so bad ^^)
The problem remains though. Weak/no spark (the timing light doesn't flash at all, but i have another light that you put between the wire and spark plug and that one flashes faintly), the engine gets fuel (won't start with start gas (is that what it's called in the us?) either) and the distributor has power.
You replaced the module, that leaves a couple more areas you need to check.
One is the pick up coil
. It has two small wires that connect to the module and these wires are flexed many times every time the engine runs. The pick up coil itself can also fail, as can the terminals. Info on checking the pick up coil w/an ohm meter is in the link below.
Another thing to check is the ignition coil on top of the cap. Info on checking it is also in link.
• Testing HEI distributor components
There's a small carbon electrode that transmits power from the ignition coil to the rotor (called a rotor bushing
in drawing below). Check its condition- it can be partially seen from under the distributor cap where the tip is exposed, the rest can be seen by removing the coil.
Finally, check that there's a ground from the coil to the center position of the coil. This gound may be a wire or a solid strap, as shown below: