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Continuation of the \"I hate GM\" thread.
I'm going to try to lay this out nice and simple.
Occurance: Backing up in the driveway after cranking the exhaust on and sealing it up. The Jeep sputters and dies.
Problem: Got Fuel, Got Air, nogo on spark.
Swapped the coil - No change
Swapped the module - No change
Got an entire HEI dist. and dropped it into the engine.
This meant we had a different:
-Capacitor (thing that plugs into the mod)
We have also wired 12V straight from the battery to the Coil "BAT+" terminal.. So the Distributor is getting 12V.
And we have cranked the engine with the cap off, and observed the rotor turning.
Have also tried the cap on at what we belive is "0", "180", 195, 165, 15, 345.
Now, we get 1 spark.
That's right. 1 spark.
Every time you crank the engine. 1 spark. (Oh, and from experiance, this spark has A LOT of get up and go!!)
If you crank, then crank quickly again, there's no second spark.
We have also had one REALLY loud POP.
and several noises that sound like escaping gas several seconds after the engine has stopped cranking.
I think this one spark thing is going to be key to the whole problem.
The only part that has not been changed at all is the Rotor.
But other then that I've tried:
2 Capacitor doohickeys
So, who can fix this.
I'm completely puzzled. I've literally changed everything to do with the ignition.. or so I thought?
It seems I HAVE BEEN SMITED BY THE CHEVY GODS [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
Testing the Coils, and the pickups shows that all 3 are within the marginal limits. (resistance testing)