1978 Chevy Impala

Tiny
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  • 1978 CHEVROLET IMPALA
Engine Mechanical problem
1978 Chevy Impala V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

my car wont start and I dont no why I was driving one day and it just stalled out I changed the cap and rotor, coil, distributor, wires, and the timing chain and it still doesnt start but it turns over and gets gas to the carboreutor but doesnt start what else could it be
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Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 7:07 PM

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Tiny
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Do below to determine if its fuel or spark and get back

Get a carb cleaner and spray into the carb or the throttle body on an EFI. Did it start and die? If not disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
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Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
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Yes I tried the spark plug and its geting fire its sparking as the car tries to start and its geting fuel to the carb I even tried starting fluid and a little gas in it but it still wont turn over. I tried everything that I know of. What else would you suggest
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Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 9:59 PM
Tiny
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Timing chain

This is my concern-when you replaced it did you double checked if the engine no. 1 piston on its compression stroke-if its on the exhaust stroke it w/n start, the valve timing is off.
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Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 10:17 PM
Tiny
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Yes I even got the chevy book to help me I did what it said plus what I no then I pulled the distributor up and set it back down now its toward the number one spark plug. I didnt bolt anything else back up because I was told that if everything was right I could start the car like that and its doing what it was doin from the begining and thats not turning over
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Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 10:31 PM

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