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Why might a 1990 Corvette not start if the battery is charged and the cables have been replaced?


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2013-01-26 07:45:30
2013-01-26 07:45:30

You might check the primary coil inside the distributor. There are actually two coils inside. the secondary is below the distributor plate. It's best to replace both, as if you replace only the primary, and the secondary is also dead, it's much easier to do it once. The parts do not cost much. I made the mistake of replacing just the primary, only to find after re-istalling the distributor that the secondary was also out. (very uncommon) Good luck.

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Hey Randell== It is probably the anti theft thing. It needs to be checked out by someone that knows about these things.. Good luck Joe

if your getting spark it may be your fuel pump relay switch i had the same problem check the wires going to it if there old they may be frayed and dried out this will make them ark then all your car does is turn over not getting fuel

most times it is the vats (vehicle anti tampering system) that is the electronic chip built into the key this failure will not let the starter crank. sometime cleaning the key and chip with rubbing alcohol will degrease the key and start but most times it is a bad vats module located behind passenger side dash pad. if you can get the car up on a lift check for a12 volt signal to starter when key is turned,if no power try jumpimg the start and the battery wire on starter this should make starter crank.and you know starter is good and not receiving a start signal from vats or neutral safety

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To replace the battery on a 1979 Corvette, disconnect the battery cables using the proper tool. Remove the bar that holds the battery in place and pull out the battery. Place the new battery in and reconnect the cables.

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A lot of the time Chevy used aluminum battery cables in their cars,(in particular my 1980) I was continually having starting and battery problems until I replaced the cables with copper.

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Yes. A battery can be charged while in the vehicle.

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break lines need to be replaced, check the battery cables to if that's not it then the battery may just need charged

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If it starts with jumper cables you still have a battery problem. The battery is too small, is not charged, or you have a bad cable or connection.


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