Truck will not start

Asked by Mar 29, 2018 at 04:16 PM about the 1971 Chevrolet C/K 10

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Recently my truck shut down and I couldn't get it to start because of no spark.
Replaced Ignition control module, and aftermarket HEI coil. Truck ran for a
while but shut down. I turn key to run position, all electrical good until I turn to
start. Truck clicks and everything shuts down. No idea what to else to try.

1 Answer


Make sure battery has a full charge and battery connections all good. The generic spec for a full charge is 12,6 volts, use a digital multimeter across battery posts to read. You can leave meter leads touching the battery posts, have helper turn key to crank, how far does the voltage reading drop? Another thought is to check primary voltage to ignition coil, goes hot with the key on.

Your Answer:


Chevrolet C/K 10 Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
15 Great Deals out of 935 listings starting at $10,500
Used Ford F-100
4 listings
Used Chevrolet Blazer
22 listings
Used Ford Mustang
51 Great Deals out of 1,300 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Corvette
20 Great Deals out of 569 listings starting at $7,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.