I have an 88 cutlass supreme with a 305 in it and i just recently put a new cam in it and it will turn over but will not turn on for some reason any suggestions

Djgarza Bruhh

Asked by Apr 08, 2014 at 02:51 PM about the 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Assuming you put the cam in correctly with the timing marks properly aligned and the engine at top dead center and cylinder one about to fire, the most common problem I've had and seen others have is an incorrectly installed distributor and/or improperly installed spark plug wires. Also a disconnected power lead to the distributor will prevent it firing.

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