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Old 07-08-2018, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default crank no start on 86.5 d21 with z24

I have searched and searched for the problem but this is my last resort. It turns over like it wants to crank and i smell gas after a few seconds. I hear the fuel pump prime so i know its getting fuel. I have replaced starter relay, new ex and intake coils, new plugs and wires, has new water pump, and was told new distributor but I replaced the cap and rotor on it with the plugs. I AM LOST AND ABOUT TO LOSE IT ON THE TRUCK!!!!! I got it cause i used to own a 720 and i love the mini truck. It also has a new battery and alternator on it. And it ran fine til i put a muffler on it and I cranked it the next day and i turned over fine and i waited like two days and i have been facing this problem for a month and half now. Thanks guys anything will be helpful
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:14 AM   #2
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Are you getting spark to the plugs?

If so, do you have the plug wires routed correctly?

Is the timing set correctly?

Was the distributor lined up correctly when installed?
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:46 AM   #3
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If you are getting gas, and we will assume there is air going to the engine, then you have to start looking at SPARK.

Pull your number one spark plug and wire and lay the plug against something steel under the hood. Have an assistant crank the engine. Are you getting strong blue spark? If not, that is your problem.

If you ARE getting strong spark, did you check your fuel filter? Don't forget to release the fuel pressure before checking this.

You also said THIS: 'and was told new distributor...'

If you are getting no spark, they may have told you right. Who said this?
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there is a pickup inside the V6 distributor that is a primitive crank sensor. the actual name is a wave plate. if that goes bad on the V6, it kills the spark.

check the codes and see what that may tell you.
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It's a z24
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The 1996 model should have the OBD II computer system. No codes? Are you getting an engine check light? Do the spark test. If little or no spark, ditch that distributor and get another one...complete and ready to go. Watch that engine fire up like yesterday. Don't forget to matchmark your distributor settings before you pull it out. If your rig was manufactured after January 1, 1996 you should invest thirty-five bucks for a code reader at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Your connection for it is just below your fuse box. OBD II was required for all cars and trucks sold in the USA for the 1996 model year and beyond. Look for a loose connector plug hanging around your fuse box. That's your scanner connection. Fits like a dozen pins or so from the scanner. Plug in the scanner, turn the key to the ON position, see what starts coming up on the scanner screen. Tells you a lot more than the old OBD I system where you have to pull the passenger seat and start counting blinking lights.
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It's a 1986
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It's a 1986
Oh...got mixed up because a 96 is listed near his name.
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I see that now. Looks like he bought another one.

I was trying to make a post similar to stickeye's. lol
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