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I had redone my distributor because my timing was off. I…

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I had redone my distributor...
I had redone my distributor because my timing was off. I forgot to plug the clip back in and went to fire the motor. Now it won't start, and I have no idea what the problem is? Maybe the body control?
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Chevy Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago
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Chevy Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago

are you sure you have it in time?

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Chevy Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago

do you have a spark on the plug wires?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
sir timing is good I believe had compression on number one and harmonic was in place. Put everything back together but forgot that clip, tried starting it and it wouldn't but something popped in the cab and my dome light wouldn't go off
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Distributor was good and I re dropped it in, rotor was set plug wires are good
Chevy Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago

does it have a spark now?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Not sure right at the moment but I can check tomorrow
Chevy Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago

ok,,we need to know..

check to see if it has a spark on the plug wires and also the coil wire..

let me know,i will answer as soon as i am back on line

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok thanks
Chevy Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, mechanic replied 2 years ago

if it has a spark,,let me know if it will fire with a prime[a little starting fluid or some fuel into the throttle body]

thanks

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