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Vehicle just looses total power when driving,now vehicle won't start, turns over,has fuel at carb,checked distributer, some corrosion, cleaned, now have ark showing up at what I call the coil where the plug wire connects, so would it be the coil, the distributer or the plug wire? The reason I believe it won't start is no fire, just not trying to buy it all. Thanks

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GOOD MORN PHIL,,IF YOU ARE SURE THIS HAS FUEL THEN COULD YOU PULL A IGN WIRE OF THE SPARK PLUG AND INSERT A SCREW DRIVER IN THE END OF THE WIRE AND LAY THE SCREW DRIVER 1/4" AWAY FROM ANY METAL PART OF THE ENGINE,NOW CRANK THE ENGINE OVER AND SEE IF YOU SEE A SPARK JUMPING FROM THE SCREW DRIVER TO THE METAL..IF YOU DO, THEN YOU HAVE IGNITION. IF NOT PULL THE COIL WIRE OFF AT THE DIST CAP AND DO THE SAME THING WITH THIS AS YOU DID THE SPARK PLUG WIRE..IF THERE IS SPARK GOING INTO THE DIST CAP AND NOT COMING OUT OF IT THE DISTRIBUTOR CAP IS BAD OR ROTOR IS GROUNDING OUT ON THE DIST SHAFT CAUSING A NO SPARK CONITION..IF NO SPARK FROM THE COIL YOU MAY HAVE A BAD [PICK-UP COIL, MODULE MOUNTED INSIDE THE DISTRIBUTOR] OR COIL ITSELF.[[BUT IF YOU DO HAVE SPARK AT THE PLUGS,MORE THEN LIKELY THE PLUGS ARE BAD,WEAK COIL AND BAD SPARK PLUG WIRES....LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU FIND AND WE WILL GO FROM THERE IF NEED BE..GOOD LUCK TO YOU,,,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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