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I can not believe I can not figure this out but here goes.......I have a Comp 9000 distributor with photo sens light pickup. My car was running fine today. But I needed to put in different springs for the advance. I took the distributor out....Changed the springs. Put the dist back in and went to start it.....turns over great. But will not start. I double checked to make sure it was on top dead center when I put the dist back in. I even thought maybe I had it 180 degrees out so I turned it... I put in another photo sens pickup to make sure it was not bad......Same problem....will not fire....changed coils to one that I know is good.....will not fire.... It does not backfire when turning over. And my motor has less than 500 miles and has gear drive so I do not think it could have jump time...... I know it is something very simple I am over looking......That is why I closed my garage and came in so I would not rip my hood off my car.....ha ha......Thanks guys for the help........

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Old 03-27-2003, 06:57 AM
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Have you pulled off a plug wire and tested it to see if you have spark? Do you still have gas @ the carb (if you run an electric fuel pump, is the fuse burned?).
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Voltage regulator??
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willys36 has the correct ideas. Spark, Fuel, Compression... You are missing one of these. Try retracing your steps when you pulled the distributor and reinstalled it. Did you pinch a wire?

Did you blow a fuse or fusible link? Do you have an electric fuel pump? Is the fuse good?

Let us know what you eventually find...

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Old 03-29-2003, 12:42 PM
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My guess would be when you installed the pickup it was either installed incorrectly or there is a wire somewhere that is grounding out on the distributor. If the engine did not get bumped over when you pulled the distributor (assuming it was running before) and you have it relatively close (within a tooth) you should have spark. I would pull the distributor back out, check to make sure the pickup is installed correctly, make sure nothing is grounding out, and make sure any wires going to the distributor are not pinched or broke. While it is out and assembled the whole distributor can be tested at the local auto parts store so you may want to try that route also. Hope this helps.

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