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QUESTION: Was driving and it just died checked it wasn't getting any spark but just playing it started up so drove it few days later it died again towed it home and it started up is it the coil or the module it's like sometimes it is getting spark and sometimes it's not. Computer maybe.

ANSWER: HI DON, USUALLY WITH A PROBLEM OF NO SPARK WHEN WARMED UP IT IS THE IGNITION MODULE. THE SECOND IS A BAD IGN COIL...THERE ARE TEST TO GO THROUGH TO CK TO SEE WHAT IS BAD BUT THESE PARTS ARE NOT TO EXPENSIVE TO BUY. BUT BEFORE YOU REPALCE ANYTHING DO THE WIGGLE TEST ON THE IGN WIRING HARNESS. START IT UP AND TUG ON THE WIRE HARNESS TO THE COIL AND DIST IF IT STOPS CK FOR BAD WIRING..HOPE THIS HELPS YOU AND IF YOU NEED MORE INFO GET BAK TO ME,,,,,TOM

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QUESTION: Tom I have had it running gettin ready for work and it died even when still cold.

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HI DON,IF YOU AR SURE IT IS A IGNITION PROBLEM [NO SPARK]THE PROBLEMS I SAID ABOVE COULD CAUSE THIS AS WELL. BUT I WOULD LEAN TOWARDS THE COIL..CK TO SEE IF ANY SPARK IS PRESENT AT THE COIL WHILE CRANKING OVER. YOU MAY FIND A VERY WEAK SPARK, IF SO REPLACE THE COIL...QUESTION FOR YOU WHAT IS A S-10 DURANGO..DODGE HAS A DURANGO, BUT CHEVY !!! GOOD LUCK,,,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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