1985 Chevy S-10 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 80000 miles
My truck will crank but it doesn't start. I already changed the distributor cap, ignition coil, rotor, pick-up coil, control module and spark plug cables; still no spark out of coil. Before you tell me, I KNOW this isn't what I was supposed to do. I should have used an elimination process, but I was desperate, and in a hurry. I found out the ECC had been removed (thank goodnes, cause I think I would've replaced that as well, LOL)
After giving up, I took things slowly and started "testing" the electric cables, that's when I found out that the cable coming from the coil's primary resistance didn't have any energy. When I hooked the tester to the positive on the Bat, and tested this cable, it didn't light up. The other (secondary) is fine.
But here is my main problem: When I followed this cable (the one from the primary. It's white and very thin) it ended at a plug, which of course I don't know where it goes and this cable only measures around 24". So I'm GUESSING it could've been plugged to some kind of Resistor. Because it's too short to reach the ignition switch. Well I can't find a resistor ballast, nor another cable coming from the ignition switch that would join it.
I don't know what a calibrated resistance wire looks like, but I'm betting it's a lot thicker than this white thin one.
Any ideas? Suggestions? Should I go and buy a resistor ballast and plug the white primary cable to it? If so, What exactly do I do? Would I need one coming from the resistor INTO the Ignition switch? Any other things I should do before this? Please, I'm desperate.
Thanks in advance. And please don't be hard on me about all the replacing I did!
ps. BTW The only wire I can see coming from the ignition switch is a yellow and a purple one. One going to the solenoid and the other to the clutch switch. According to the repair manual, there should be a pink one going to the Ignition coil. Of course I can't find any.
have the same problem?
Monday, May 11th, 2009 AT 10:05 PM