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No Spark. Chevy Silverado 1991. Replaced the alternator

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Chevy Silverado 1991 Mechanic's...

Chevy Silverado 1991

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Silverado yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes replaced the alternator distributor cap and rotor

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you done a battery test? Has there been any change in headlight brightness?

I got a new battery a few months ago and not that I noticed

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Not super vehicle savy and the truck sat for a long time before I got it.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Chevy
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Chevy Mechanic: Wolfgang, Master Auto Tech replied 8 months ago
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Hello I’m Wolfgang. Just to make sure that the engine cranks over fast but will not run? Do you have a test light?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
exactly it cranks but doesn’t run tried putting fuel into the carburetor and turning the key but still no ignition so I was able to figure out that I’m not getting spark. And no I don’t have a test light.
Chevy Mechanic: Wolfgang, Master Auto Tech replied 8 months ago
Is there any way you can get a 12v test light to do some tests or do you have a volt meter?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Yeah I could run to autozone and get one. Won’t be for awhile though working atm.
Chevy Mechanic: Wolfgang, Master Auto Tech replied 8 months ago

you will need the test light for sure and a volt meter if we have to go deeper.

we can continue later i do understand!!

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Alright I appreciate it.
Chevy Mechanic: Wolfgang, Master Auto Tech replied 8 months ago

my pleasure just respond back. note i may be in and out all day but i will get back!!

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