Follow up to Andrew 9-27-2015

Asked by Oct 04, 2015 at 07:48 AM about the 2001 Chevrolet S-10 LS Extended Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Andrew you said pickup in distributor could be going bad or ignition module inside as well .I waited a few days (sick) then went out and after cranking for 10 seconds,put accelerator to floor it started right up.It has been fine till this morning,been getting very heavy rain in West Columbia ,S.C. INFO engine is VORTEC 4300 V6 SFI engine i got this off of the window sticker  (bought new )Does this have distributor pick up and camshaft sensor  (confusion here) and can i test those parts and ignition control module I new when it started the other day it was not fixed but hope fully you can answer my questions and give me a order in which to proceed  THANKS

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Since it's susceptible to moisture it's going to be an ignition problem. Personally I'd give it a complete tune up (spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and distributor rotor). Especially if it's been longer than 2 years or if you don't know when it was last tuned up. HTH. -Jim

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If it's been 3 years you're due again. Most likely the spark plug wires are leaking. Once you get it running, wait until after dark and start it up. Open the hood and look for sparking and arcing. If there's none apparent when everything is dry use a spray bottle and mist the engine while it's running. I'm sure you'll see some sparking going on. HTH. -Jim

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