we have an 89 Chevy 1500 350 getting spark to the distributor cap but not to the wires what could possibly cause that we have replaced the distributor cap distributor coil and the timing chain

Asked by Dec 15, 2013 at 03:40 PM about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

there is a little carbon spring loaded button at the center of the cap that must have fallen off....just get a NEW cap, because even if you find it will be trouble for you~

could dig deeper, like resistance from the positive coil to ground and how many thousand volts are being produced....and y'know a shower in WD-40 will temporarily STOP the high voltage leaks to the atmosphere (you can't see 'em, but they are there)~ as ALWAYS I would like you to take the main 1/0 battery cable that connects to the chassis ground and wirebrush all traces from high-voltage exchange on both lug and body~


With distr cap off have someone try to start it. Watch the rotor button . Make sure that your rotor button is turning around and around.


If rotor button does not turn then inspect that it is positioned on the dist shaft correctly. If still will not turn you will need to pull the dist out to inspect the gears on the bottom of it.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Silverado 1500

Looking for a Used Silverado 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 181,195 nationwide Silverado 1500 listings starting at $250.


Search Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 2,350
#2 Rowefast
Reputation 1,930
#3 Silverado_owner_2006
Reputation 1,650
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
762 Great Deals out of 69,121 listings starting at $1,850
Used Ford F-150
2,064 Great Deals out of 207,332 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Ram 1500
413 Great Deals out of 10,833 listings starting at $1,400
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
301 Great Deals out of 28,182 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Tundra
437 Great Deals out of 34,674 listings starting at $2,990
Used Toyota Tacoma
473 Great Deals out of 41,586 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
558 Great Deals out of 31,371 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ram 1500
906 Great Deals out of 112,637 listings starting at $6,386
Used Chevrolet Colorado
243 Great Deals out of 24,815 listings starting at $2,499
Used Chevrolet Camaro
242 Great Deals out of 31,193 listings starting at $369
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
330 Great Deals out of 46,260 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
5 Great Deals out of 245 listings starting at $4,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
16 Great Deals out of 259 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Nissan Titan
177 Great Deals out of 19,077 listings starting at $3,000

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.