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Old 10-20-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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I recently replaced a broken rocker arm, everything was going good and the car just started dying while driving which I think is from the ignition switch. I'd always be able to start it up again no problem until last weekend it died and would turn over until the battery died. Anybody have any idea what the problem could be. There was no noise or visual problems coming from the engine
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:21 PM   #2
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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My '90 GT did this a month ago and it was the coil
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I recently replaced a broken rocker arm, everything was going good and the car just started dying while driving which I think is from the ignition switch. I'd always be able to start it up again no problem until last weekend it died and would turn over until the battery died. Anybody have any idea what the problem could be. There was no noise or visual problems coming from the engine
Mine ended up being the distributor. If you have an msd distributor chances are that's what it is. I ended up buying the module and coil before realizing it was the distributor. (ps: anyone wanna buy an msd 6AL never used? Haha) I went back to the stock distributor and I suggest you do the same. But that's just my opinion
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:32 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input ill post what it was later
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:47 AM   #6
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First guess wld be bad coil. Then ignition module
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:30 AM   #7
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Two main things will keep a car from not starting. No spark or fuel. But im thinking it could be somewhere in your ignition too. Start troubleshooting and trace it to where your not getting any response.
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My 95 did the same thing. Was the PIP in the distributor which fried the coil. New coil would make it run for about 50 miles before it ate itself again. New PIP (or new dizzy) and a new coil fixed it right up. The distributors in these cars are notorious for going out, if you pull the cap off and see a bunch of silvery powder down inside it that is likely the culprit. A rebuilt stock replacement from Napa/Autozone or wherever is fine, just make sure you save the receipt in case you get a dud. Don't buy any MSD products. Also MSD is bankrupt which is lol worthy.
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^^ +1 on the msd got a cap and rotor from them and they were crap right out of box.... I actually have a distributor in my room that will work for your car if you are interested let me know
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