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I have a 1997 Silverado that quit while driving. The fuel pump is working and I replaced the crank and cam sensors, still would not start. Finally found that the coil wire was damaged and spitting sparks outside the wire. Replaced the wire but truck still will not start. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks....

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HI GENE, IF YOU REPLACED THE CAM SENSOR YOU ALSO REPLACED THE DISTRIBUTOR ?? YOU CAN NOT REPLACE THE CAM SENSOR BY ITSELF.THIS IS A COMPLETE UNIT....DID YOU DO THIS...BUT WHAT EVER,IF YOU HAVE SPARK GOING INTO THE CAP AND NOTHING COMING OUT OF THE CAP. I WOULD THINK THE CAP IS FAULTY. CRACKED OR WHAT EVER,,OR THE OTHER POSSIBLE PROBLEM IS THE PLUGS ARE GAS FOWLED FROM TRYING TO START THIS WITH NO SPARK...CK THEM AS WELL. BUT CK TO SEE IF THERE IS SPARK TO THE PLUGS. GET BACK TO ME..GOOD LUCK AND LET ME KNOW TOM...

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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