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1989 Sedan de Ville won't start

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The coil is probably fine - the cause of the no-start was the button in distributor was gone.  A new cap & rotor should solve the problem.


Kevin
'93 Fleetwood Brougham
'05 Deville
'04 Deville
2013 Silverado Z71

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KHE,

        I agree on the coil only because I could still detect a spark even with the button gone.  I have already acquired a new coil, so I will end up putting that in but keeping the old one as a backup.  The new rotor and distributor cap are on their way along with a new set of spark plugs, though I may wait on the plugs until I'm feeling a lot more ambitious.  The four on the front side would be challenging enough to remove due to space constraints, but the ones on the firewall side appear to be an absolute nightmare to get to.

        Thank you for your input.  It is appreciated.


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1 hour ago, guyslp said:

KHE,

        I agree on the coil only because I could still detect a spark even with the button gone.  I have already acquired a new coil, so I will end up putting that in but keeping the old one as a backup.  The new rotor and distributor cap are on their way along with a new set of spark plugs, though I may wait on the plugs until I'm feeling a lot more ambitious.  The four on the front side would be challenging enough to remove due to space constraints, but the ones on the firewall side appear to be an absolute nightmare to get to.

        Thank you for your input.  It is appreciated.

Keeping the original coil as a backup is a good idea.  Keep a positive attitude on the rear plugs - they might not be that bad - On the Northstar, the rear bank is no problem at all.  The 4.5 shouldn't be that difficult to R&R the rear bank plugs.


Kevin
'93 Fleetwood Brougham
'05 Deville
'04 Deville
2013 Silverado Z71

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The spark plugs are easy, even easier with a double swivel spark plug socket by Snap-on, Mac, Matco, Craftsman, Mickey Mouse etc.. 


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