OK Buddy before you do this LAST STEP
CLUE US IN--on recent history, fixes, noises etc etc!
On your steering column 12 O'Clock, "other side of your dash" is your IGNITION MODULE (mirror helps, also removing the plastic collar)----IT'S HARD TO GET TOMake sure it is PLUGGED IN WELL
Pour about a 1/2 an ounce of gas down your CARB---Try to start--If it acts a lot better and really tries to start or does, stop at this point and let me know!
Pull your distributor cap and look for WRONG STUFF!
While you are in there FIRMLY try to Twist the rotor button to see if it will turn the shaft (without breaking the plastic) The shaft will normally have CW and CCW play, but if it turns, either the Button is stripped or the Cam Gear roll pin has sheared. Not Good, but fixable!
Look around good for loose/ broken/ melted wires. Especially around intake and exhaust manifolds
Have a buddy crank, while you shake wires around the coil, distributor and ignition module. WATCH OUT FOR MOVING PARTS!
Next step will be Remove and test the IGNITION MODULE
Follow the distributor wires to it----Its about a 6" X 6" X 2" BOX
On an '83 its located on the Firewall near the Master Cylinder---on others it's on the fender
This is the BEST WAY to disconnect the wire--as per Service manual--it sounds like you would mess up your wires--But it won't!
On either side of the Connector, GRASP THE WIRES FIRMLY and PULL. No need to pry with a small screwdriver. Breaks the locks off every time. Don't ask me how I know!
Next take it to Autozone or Advance Auto (maybe others)----they will test it for FREE. They see these rarely, so you might have to help them figure out the hook-up!
Test it 5-8 times repeatedly(this warms them up) if it fails ONCE, Buy a new one!
You know the Deal. TEST THE NEW ONE the same way too, before you leave the store. There's nothing like a No Start, at the house. Then chase GHOSTS for 2 days, then finding out that it was a BAD-NEW MODULE. Again don't open up that chapter either. Been thru the Stores entire inventory before!
I'm here forever!
Return with GOOD NEWS!
Then fire some more at me!
Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 AT 11:05 PM