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2001 chevy s10: 4.3 4wd wont start..injector..noid lite..parked

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2001 chevy s10 4.3 4wd won't start

not battery or stater turns over fine
58 - 60 lb of fuel at the fuel rails
ignition moduel has been check and is good
Tested injector electrical with a noid lite all 6 appear good

other inmportant info
ran fine untill i parked it for a week
this is the second time this has happend last time 3 months ago
after setting for a few days but it finally started.

what else could it be and how do i test it?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 years ago.
does it have a spark on the plug wires?how much fuel pressure does it have while turning the starter?will it start with starting fluid?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Yes it has spark.

60-61lbs while turning the starter. The local auto supply house guy said to use cab cleaner instead of starting fluid because its less harmful to the motor but no it didn't start


Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 years ago.


i would think you may have a weak coil..these will do this sometimes have a spark and not start also,the rotor or distributer cap on these vortec engines will cause this

...fact is,as long as the engine is in time and it has a will run on the carb cleaner or starting fluid

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I was thrown off by the fact that it had spark. I replaced the all the coil, rotor, and cap. and it started right up. Is there a way to test a coil?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 years ago.


glad you got it


Testing and Inspection


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Note Make sure the ignition switch is "OFF".
  1. Disconnect the distributor lead and wiring from the ignition coil.
  2. Connect a suitable ohmmeter as shown in step 1. Use the high scale. The reading should be infinite. If not, replace coil.
  3. Connect ohmmeter as shown in step 2. Use the low scale. The reading should be very low or zero. If not, replace coil.
  4. Connect ohmmeter as shown in step 3. Use the high scale. The meter should not read infinite. If it does, replace coil.
  5. Reconnect the distributor lead and wiring from the ignition coil.