I got a 1972 el camino ss with a 502 big block in it, and it aint firing but it will turn over, any suggestions??

55

Asked by Jan 28, 2011 at 10:03 PM about the 1972 Chevrolet El Camino

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

7 Answers

125

1 Was the car running before ,if it was what ignition system do you is it the G M, H E I one if it get your pick up coil under the cap and rotor there is 2 small hex head bolts and the pick up coil take that in and get that tested . before you do that though check to see if you have spark if you do thats not it . check your timing to make sure thats on and if not you might have jumped your timing but it shouldn't have . start there to see if any of this helps. Greg

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
55

ok i will

55

will like autozone test it for free u know?

125

well I am up in Canada so not sure but most part stores up here test for free ,did you see if you have spark!!!

125

for got make sure to disconnect power leads to cap and pos battery cable before you pull the coil out ,in the cap where the coil is make sure you have three leads pos,neg and tach wire the neg should be a solid piece of metal there are 4 screws on the top of the cap take that to get tested also and don't lose that piece of metal that is the neg lead

55

no its not firing but like a day or 2 before it wouldnt fire it was running great.

125

And you checked for power to the dist, I know stupid ? but . okay so sounds like no spark and it is the hei dist correct. if it is its only two things ,1 the pick up coil which went on mine and was running two daysd and then just quit so this sounds like your problem. only other thing the coil right in the cap went but sounds more like the pick up coil cost is about 50 to 60 bucks common problem and after you change it it should last at least 35 years lol that's how old mine was in my 1976

Your Answer

El Camino

Looking for a Used El Camino in your area?

CarGurus has 201 nationwide El Camino listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Chevrolet El Camino Experts

  • #1
    John Brensinger
    Reputation
    360
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    320
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
426 Great Deals out of 30,917 listings starting at $3,550
Used Chevrolet Corvette
298 Great Deals out of 20,714 listings starting at $2,990
Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 34,217 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
14 Great Deals out of 1,311 listings starting at $1,950
Used Ford Mustang
713 Great Deals out of 38,332 listings starting at $895
Used Dodge Challenger
301 Great Deals out of 22,416 listings starting at $6,999
Used Dodge Charger
452 Great Deals out of 28,015 listings starting at $1,979
Used Ford Ranchero
53 listings
Used Chevrolet Nova
159 listings
Used Chevrolet Caprice
194 listings starting at $10,595
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,118 Great Deals out of 71,690 listings starting at $2,499

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.