1996 chevy WT 1500, cranks but won't start

Rexie Gilmartin

Asked by Mar 20, 2016 at 02:59 PM about the 1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 WT Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Truck just stopped while driving, thought out of gas, still no
start with gas, replaced fuel filter, no spark , replaced spark
plugs still won't start, removed distributor cap, looks
fine....please help

2 Answers


It is probably the magneto or it isnt getting to mag


There is no magneto on your vehicle, however, you may have a bad ignition coil or the ignition control module needs to be replaced, these generally go out after a couple hundred thousand miles due to extended periods of heat causing the coil case to crack & lose it's coolant oil, and similar problem with the ignition control module, these have a heat sink and rely on dielectric grease to help keep unit cool. Try using a spark tester with a fully charged battery, and check for spark at each spark plug connection. If no spark try replacing coil first, less expensive, ignition module is a little more cost to replace.

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