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What can you check to fix a 1973 Pontiac TA 400 that cranks but has no spark to fire the engine?

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2009-11-20 19:36:00
2009-11-20 19:36:00
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Check the distributor and the hei coil.


In 1973 you would not have an HEI coil. Just the coil itself. Check to make sure all the wires to the coil, including the plug wire is tight and secure. You can pull the distributor wire from the coil.....leaving a small amount of space between it and the coil, turn over the engine. See if there is a spark jumping from the coil to the wire. If so, the problem is in the distributor. Points and condensor, rotor, etc.

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