Car died and wouldnt turn over. Changed ignition coil now it cranks but no start. what could the problem be?

Asked by Oct 01, 2015 at 07:10 PM about the 1989 Chevrolet Caprice

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Was told it can be my ignition control module.

3 Answers


May be the module,do you have fuel to the fuel rail?And do you have spark at a plug?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

If you have spark and fuel but it still won't run, chech the ignition timing while cranking using a timing light. If the ignition timing is off, loosen the distributor hold down but and try slowly turning the distributor both ways (clockwise and counter clockwise) to see if it'll start. If everything is good there, run a compression test. If all cylinders test low or zero the timing chain has jumped. HTH. -Jim


*-distributor hold down BOLT. Sorry!! - Jim

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