1983 Chevy S-10 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles
I just did a carburetor rebuild. I started up the truck and it worked just fine. I let it run for about 5 minutes so it could get back into the swing of things. At around 5 minutes, it sputtered until it died. I checked the spark plug wiring for spark, and nothing. I came to the conclusion I needed to replace my coil. I ordered one and when it came in I replaced it in a few minutes, and started up the truck no problem. I let it run a few minutes and I hopped in to take it around the block. I got about 30 feet and it started running REALLY rough, was gutless and would die if I removed my foot from the gas, so I held down the gas, popped it in reverse back to my parking spot and it died once I let go of the gas. I, again, checked for spark in the plug wire and got nothing. The coil is dead again, I think.
Things I replaced prior to this problem:
-Vacuum lines to carburetor
-Spark plug wires
I don't even know where to start with the trouble shooting. I don't know what fills coils.
-Spark plugs get fouled by black soot
-When it runs, it will get to the end of first gear, get gutless and as soon as it shifts be fine again. This happens for roughly every gear
Am I looking at multiple problems here?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 AT 2:36 PM