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1997 k1500 wont start-No spark

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by 97mud, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. 97mud

    97mud New Member

    I have a 1997 k1500 z71 4x4 it wont start i replaced the starter crank sensor and the ignition coil and cleaned the distributor and still no spark please help i need to be running again
  2. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Active Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    :sign0016:, You may get more help posting in on of the tech forums. Also question to help out did you use Delco parts? GM engines are finicky about that no one knows why, but starting problems can easily be caused by using Non OEM parts.
  3. Pikey

    Pikey Active Member Staff Member 2 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    **Moved To PowerTrain tech**
  4. 97mud

    97mud New Member

    this is the 4th chevy i owned and i only use delco parts
  5. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Active Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    Ok at least that removes one major variable. Have you tested the resistance of the plug wires, Also how old are they and the plugs.
  6. Pikey

    Pikey Active Member Staff Member 2 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    You said "cleaned the distributor" what about the rotor or "button" inside? Have you checked to see if you are getting spark out of the coil? Is the distributor rotor rotating when you crank it over?
  7. 97mud

    97mud New Member

    pulled it apart everyhing is shinny now and i replaced the coil and it is rotating
  8. Pikey

    Pikey Active Member Staff Member 2 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    ok, but, is there sparking coming out of the coil wire?
  9. 97mud

    97mud New Member

    wires have been on for awhile the plugs are only like 5 months old

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    theres power to the coil but no spark

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    i need to get this truck running i havent been able to work in 2 weeks cause of this
  10. Pikey

    Pikey Active Member Staff Member 2 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    If there is power to the coil but no spark coming out of it then I think you have a poorly grounded coil.

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