so the other day i moved my 1997 chevy k1500 in my driveway and put my plow on then let it run for a while. I came bacj to it about 30 mins later and it was dead. I tried to crank it but got nothing. after going over everything replacing coil icm ecm crank sensor cam sensor plugs wires complete distributer from cap to oil pump . I have spark but when it it reaches distributer i get no spark to wires. Any ideas? I have never seen this before, im at a loss, please help!!

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Asked by jas0n Dec 08, 2014 at 08:13 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Silverado Extended Cab RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

so the other day i moved my 1997 chevy k1500 in my driveway and put my plow on
then let it run for a while. I came bacj to it about 30 mins later and it was dead. I tried
to crank it but got nothing. after going over everything replacing coil icm ecm crank
sensor cam sensor plugs wires complete distributer from cap to oil pump . I have
spark but when it it reaches distributer i get no spark to wires. Any ideas? I have
never seen this before, im at a loss, please help!!

7 Answers

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Check the computer.

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I checked and replaced it with a new one programed to my vin. I have spark but when it hits the cap on ditributer its not leaving cap, I put a test on plug wires and the light barely lit up. I feel that something is causing weak spark. but im lost after that

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Replace the whole dist shaft complete from cap to gear. The dist shafts r junk! I also went through a countless number and hrs and money b for finding the problem. E mail me with a phone number and i will call or tex u and get u pointed in the right direction.

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Harley and monstertruck66 your both are idiots and you both are not mechanics..monstertruck66 The reason why it took you so long is because you don't know what you're doing...

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What about a relay or alternator just guess

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It’s quite possible that the magnetic pickup coil inside at the bottom of the distributor is bad or has a broken wire strand. Usually easier to replace whole distributor rather than replace that one part seeing as how it’s usually machine pressed on there.

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Its the ECM in the distributor.....i had the same problem in my 1993 z-71

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