View single post by Mark Rosenbaum
 Posted: 09-20-2005 01:41 am
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Mark Rosenbaum

Joined: 03-12-2005
Location: Kingman, Arizona USA
Posts: 532
It's almost certainly something strange with the distributor.  Check the following:

1.  Exchange the plug wires between a good cylinder and a bad one.  If you now get spark in what was the bad one, install a new plug wire set.

2.  Using a voltmeter or test light, verify that the points or Pertronix gadget switches on and off for each of the cylinders.

3.  Inspect the inside of the dist. cap and ensure that you do in fact have a metal terminal for each of the spark plug turrets.

4.  If you have points, check the points gap for each of the cylinders.

5.  Pull off all four plug wires, and connect them to four plugs whose shells are in contact with the engine.  Key on, crank the engine, visually check for spark at each plug.