Mechanics

CHEVY STARTING

1987 Chevrolet Blazer

Engine Mechanical problem
1987 Chevy Blazer V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 105, 00 miles

I came home one day and parked my blazer in the driveway. Several hours later I went back out and it would not start. After further investigation I found that it was not getting any fire to the plugs or fuel to the injectors. I have replaced the plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotary button, ignition module, coil, and the fuel pump relay, still nothing. I have checked the ECM for trouble codes and it does not show any. I have checked all the grounds. Whats left? What would cause me to lose the ignition and fuel at the same time?
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Wbetheajr
May 17, 2008.




Did you jump the relay to make sure the fuel pump works?

Is there a relay or fuse for the Ignition system?

When you scanned for codes, did it go through the scan proceedure or did it say Unable to Read or something like that.

Please post responses here.

Obxautomedic
May 18, 2008.
I have checked all fuses and the fuel pump is working, you can hear it come on when you turn on the switch and lay near the fuel tank. I used the jumper wire like the Haynes manual sayes and it just flashed the code 12 and no other codes. 1 flash pause and 2 flashes.

Tiny
Wbetheajr
May 18, 2008.
OK, are you or have you been able to check the fuel pressure?

have you change the following part ESC Module....

Electronic Spark Control Module.....


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/188069_sparkcontroller_1.jpg



it is usually mounted on the fire wall

Obxautomedic
May 18, 2008.
Fuel pressure is fine. Does the ESC control the fuel injectors?

Tiny
Wbetheajr
May 18, 2008.
Ok, if your checking the fuel pressure at the fuel rail then I believe you have fuel just no spark to light it.

The electronic spark control ESC, is designed to RETARD the timing when the engine senses a spark nock or pinging.

One of my Customers had the same problem. His was a 90 model or so S10 Blazer. I check everything with fuel system and Ignition system. Tested everything except the ESC. I just happen to have an used one didn't know if it was good or not. Put it on and the vehicle fired right up.

Obxautomedic
May 18, 2008.
Thanks, I found the problem. It was a bad ignition module. Someone in another forum suggested I pull out hte new ignition module and have it tested and sure enough it was bad. Installed a new one and she runs great. Again Thanks.

Tiny
Wbetheajr
May 19, 2008.
Great,

It doesn't happen often that you buy a new part and it is bad.
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Obxautomedic
May 20, 2008.

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