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post #1 of 5 Old 01-20-2009, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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95 firebird still wont start help!!

I changed the distributor today since i was informed on a previous thread that coolant leaks from a bad water pump can cause them to go out. my car still wont start. i didn't change the cap of the distributor can this part also go out with coolant leaks? just for clarification the car turns and has power but it will not fire up i tried checking the spark plug cables for spark but didnt see anything?
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-20-2009, 03:39 PM
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Did you check to see if the rotor turns when trying to start?
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the rotor in the distributor that i have is inside the unit. you can see it move but when i replace the distributor it seemed to have free motion.
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distributors can be a PIA....did you go through making sure the rotor was exaclty in the same spot on the dist when it went back in? (or make sure #1 piston is @ TDC and rotor is @ #1).

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the rotor in the distributor that i have is inside the unit. you can see it move but when i replace the distributor it seemed to have free motion.
O.K. What PowerFreak said is absolutely right. You need to make sure your motor is TDC, then install the dist. You'll have to remove the spark plug from cylinder 1, and feel for the compression stroke (it'll whoosh when it's TDC). Then you get the fun task of setting the dist in and getting the pin on the rotor to point to the spot on the cap that should be #1 (you can actually make wherever the pin points #1, but you'll probably come up with wires that are too short). Your firing order from point one on the distributor is clockwise 1-2-3-4-5-6 (an easy one).

The reason I mentioned whether the rotor actually moves (you'll have to take the cap off and have someone look as you turn it over) is that if it DOESN'T move, you're timing chain is shot.
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