1977 Buick LeSabre

Asked by Nov 21, 2017 at 12:47 AM about the 1977 Buick LeSabre

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Motor turns over and even with a new distributer
and starting fluid, it does not even pop. Is there
something that could be keeping it from starting
that is particular to this car? 403 engine

3 Answers

32,525

Pour a small amount of gas into carb, if it fires then your carb is the problem. (just a small capful).

75,555

Do a compression test. If all cylinders test very low or zero it's jumped timing. HTH. -Jim

1,830

Even with a new distributor, do a spark test at the end of the plug wire(s) Just verify that the new distributor is working...you could have a bad coil if that was not part of the distributor on that model car. With spark and fuel the car should at least try to start.

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