I was driving my dad's 4.3 TBI Sanoma the other night, and it died, and wouldn't and still wont start back up. I originally thought it wasn't getting any spark so I replaced the coil, did no good. Then I replaced the Ignition Control Module, did no good. I'm smelling fuel when I crank on it so I don't think there's a problem with the fuel system. I forgot to put the distributor wire back on the coil before I cranked it, and I could hear the crack of the spark grounding out somewhere on the block. I do have spark, but for some reason it's not getting to the plugs. I also made sure the rotor button was turning when I cranked it. Could the distributor be bad? Prior to this problem, we found that we werent getting any spark because there was a pinhole in the heater hose that was flooding out the distributor. That problem has been fixed, but now the problem is back but worse now. There is a small wheel under the rotor button that is in my way too loose, and free moving. Is that supposed to be? When I replaced the ICM I found a small metal clip type piece of metal laying on top of the old one. I'm assuming that this piece of metal came out of this wheel, and is possibly the reason for it being so loose. Maybe?
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 AT 2:51 AM