1975 Other Chevrolet Models

Tiny
RYANRIOT
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  • 1975 CHEVROLET
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 186,000 MILES
I have a 1975 chevy pickup. And my sister was driving it the engine was running really hot and eventually it died. Its not starting. It wont even turn over.
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Sunday, July 26th, 2009 AT 12:28 AM

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Tiny
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Do below and comeback with some results

Get a helper 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, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
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Sunday, July 26th, 2009 AT 2:08 AM
Tiny
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Well how do you ground it?
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Sunday, July 26th, 2009 AT 9:18 AM
Tiny
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Ground it to any good ground point about 1/8 in away from the ground. Use the valve cover.
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Sunday, July 26th, 2009 AT 2:13 PM
Tiny
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It won't spin over by using the starter? Put a socket with a breaker bar on the crankshaft bolt and try to turn the engine manually, if it still won't move, remove all the sparkplugs, and try to spin the motor with the breakerbar again, sounds like the headgasket blew and you have a cylinder filled with coolant. Let me know how you make out. Lou
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 6:29 AM
Tiny
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The engine was running really hot and eventually it died

If the word was overheated I would have given you how to check for hydrolock, lout5369 has given you a good advice follow it and get back
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 1:00 PM

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