Bad pick up coil

Tiny
MACDADDY2007
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I have a 1987 chevy 1/2 ton 4x4 truck w/a 5.7 litre v-8 with 170,000. I just replaced the worn out motor with a brand new crate motor and while driving it recently it just quit midstream in the middle of the road, come to find out it was the pick up coil. I just replaced that on the old motor last summer so it has maybe 5,000 or 7,000 miles on it. Question is what would make the pick up coil go bad so quickly, just aggravating cuz it was running so well after installing the crate motor. Would appreciate any help that you could give.

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Monday, May 28th, 2007 AT 7:20 PM

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Tiny
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Some times a bad connection will cause it to draw more current which will cause it to produce more heat and make the part fail sooner than it should. It could also just be a weak part. Could you give me an idear of what a crate motor costs?
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Tuesday, May 29th, 2007 AT 6:54 PM
Tiny
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Sure, I bought my crate motor from jegs. It was a long block 5.7 litre v-8 at a cost of 1729.99. Fortunately I live about an hour from jegs so I picked it up at the store so I saved $159(the cost of the shipping). It was running great until the pick up coil issue but will be running again very soon.
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Tuesday, May 29th, 2007 AT 7:55 PM
Tiny
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Thanks mac, just wondering I might be lookins for a 305 soon.
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Tuesday, May 29th, 2007 AT 9:07 PM
Tiny
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To be honest I dont know of jegs carries 305's but you can sure look. Surely you can got to a 350. It would fit
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Tuesday, May 29th, 2007 AT 10:08 PM

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