2001 Chevy Blazer won't start in wet weather

Tiny
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET BLAZER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 161,000 MILES
You sked if I had tried starting fluid. Was told that wa a big NO NO. Give it a try?
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Monday, March 22nd, 2010 AT 7:53 AM

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Tiny
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If you are trying to determine if its a fuel related concern yes a small amount if starter fluid is ok. People say not to use starting fluid on a regular basis. Prolonged use can cause piston and cylinder wall damage.
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Monday, March 22nd, 2010 AT 8:21 AM
Tiny
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Tried the starting fluid and still FUBAR, had friend over and I got under fuel tank while he turned key. Fuel Pump engages. Like I said, FUBAR!
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Monday, March 22nd, 2010 AT 8:27 AM
Tiny
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If it will not run on starter fluid, and the engine sounds like its got good compression. The next step would be to check for spark. Blazers have a common problem getting water in the distributor. You can get a spark tester at most autoparts stores.
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Monday, March 22nd, 2010 AT 7:32 PM
Tiny
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Someone else told me to check the distributor cap for cracks too. Is it just a moisture thing or water bypassing the rubberer seal? Wonder if I should make and screw a cover plate over the distibutor and screw it to the firewall? Please let me know, it rained and won't start again. Thanks much Dnantzusn retired.
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Friday, March 26th, 2010 AT 7:00 AM
Tiny
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You could try that but first make sure that it is spark that is the issue. Repair failed part. Then add a water shield, or distributor jacket
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Friday, March 26th, 2010 AT 7:04 AM
Tiny
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Much thanks Partna! Got to wait to get it started again now to get to Advance Auto.
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Friday, March 26th, 2010 AT 7:06 AM
Tiny
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Sure thing.
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Sunday, March 28th, 2010 AT 7:50 PM

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