About 3 weeks ago, after sitting idle for 3 weeks, this vehicle failed to start. This is a new experience never having happened before. A preliminary analysis indicated there was an ignition problem. Since none of the original ingition equipment appeared to have been replaced, we installed a new (rebuilt) distributor, coil and modulator (this unit has an off-the-distributor modulator mounted on the driver's side front fender). The results were positive and the truck started.
Last week, after sitting idle since the last repair, the truck would not start. Again there was an ignition problem. The parts house checked the modulator and found it faulty. Also, they weren't sure about the coil so, we installed a new modulator and coil.
When the starter was first engaged, the engine wanted to (almost did) start but, then nothing. The ignition was dead.
The battery was checked and confirmed to be producing 13.02 Volts with 728 CCA at 68 Deg. F. The battery is maintained with a trickle charge when idle.
So, what did we miss?
Have a good day.
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 AT 6:55 AM