no spark in 1985 corvette. How to find faulty part?


Asked by Feb 26, 2015 at 11:00 PM about the 1985 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

changed distributor cap, charged battery, cleaned plugs, and still no spark.

4 Answers


check the ground wires. see if they are loose if you have to disconnect and clean them with emery cloth.also clean where they connect.


also check the coil see if it is getting fire to it.


Gear on end of distributor could be broke off.

John Carson

Remove the distributor cap and turn over the engine. Does the rod move? If so the gear should not be the issue. The coil may be bad, or like bandit31 said, wires clean and connected. Is there spark at the plugs? If not, spark starts at the distributor, goes through the coil, and if it goes to a computer control board, that may be the cooperate. Make sure the coil wire is in tight on the cap. May even be a broken wire between the coil and distributor.

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