96 5.7 Chevy isnt getting spark

Asked by Courtney Jul 18, 2019 at 04:43 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 96 5.7 Chevy 1500 that isn't getting
spark from the coil or the distributor. Does
anyone know what it could be from? It was
running I shut it off at the gas station and it
wouldn't start back up. It will crank but it
wouldnt start back up.

1 Answer


Note the wiring diagram. Did you check primary voltage to ignition coil? Pink wire--goes hot with key on and fuse protected. You can use a test light to check for voltage. Does the dist rotor turn when you crank it? How long since a tune-up? Any applicable trouble codes? Engine cranking, do you have fuel injector pulse? I wondered about rpm signal, comes from crank sensor. I'm not saying replace anything. You need to do some testing. Just my opinion

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