1984 corvette will not start

Asked by Jun 03, 2015 at 03:06 PM about the 1984 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

change the electronics in distri. and rotor. getting fire and gas will not turn over.

2 Answers

50

Does the motor turn over trying to start

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
66,305

If you have fuel and spark but it still won't run do a compression test. If the compression is very low or zero on all cylinders, it's jumped timing. Also check the ignition timing while cranking with a timing light. Or remove the distributor cap and when the rotor is lined up with the #1 tower position of the distributor cap remove the spark plug from the #1 cylinder. Put a long, large, screwdriver in the spark plug hole. The piston should be at the top of the cylinder. So the screwdriver won't go in very far. If the ignition timing is good, check the valve timing with the compression test. HTH. -Jim

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Corvette Questions

Chevrolet Corvette Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 2,300
#2 Vincent Parker
Vincent Parker
Reputation 1,410
#3 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 1,380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
226 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Ford Mustang
474 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Challenger
183 Great Deals out of 24,169 listings starting at $8,800
Used Porsche 911
94 Great Deals out of 4,510 listings starting at $9,995
Used Dodge Charger
405 Great Deals out of 28,172 listings starting at $1,988
Used Ford F-150
2,198 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
42 Great Deals out of 2,825 listings starting at $3,500
Used BMW 3 Series
977 Great Deals out of 31,730 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 10,513 listings starting at $46,241
2016 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 1,452 listings starting at $44,775
2015 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 683 listings starting at $40,999
2014 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 810 listings starting at $39,990
2013 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 389 listings starting at $24,975

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.