88 silverado starts but when cut off won't crank.

Jerel Cooper

Asked by Aug 02, 2016 at 01:13 PM about the 1988 Chevrolet C/K 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 88 silverado... sometimes it starts
sometimes it dont.. ive changed the rotor button.
And the distributor cap. Still doing the same thing. .
Most of the time if i shake the distributor it will fire
right up.. ..  but when i cut it off i have to shake it
again. . But its not guaranteed to always work...
last time i drove it i parked it and it wouldn't
crank.... but the next day i tried it crank right up...  
can anyone tell me the problem?      I thought about
replacing the whole distributor.. is this the

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