View Full Version : 87 chevy problem

10-15-2007, 10:08 PM
in my friends 87 chevy he parked it one night and then came back next morning to start it and it wouldnt start like at all we tried jump starting it but the batterys good we checked for spark and thers no spark at the plugs and theres no dash lights at all but theres headlights if u pull the knob
so we replaced the distributor cap and rotor and if we wiggle the distributor cap the dash lights will come on but as soona as u turn the key thers a little click and then we get nothing again and i tried to arc the solenoid on the fire wall and thers no power to that the engine was rebuilt and in that process the original owner took out the electronic igniton and i beleive they took out the computer because its carberated not fuel injected im very confused as to why it wont start

10-15-2007, 10:15 PM
Because it's a chevy. lol.

Like you need to here that.:p

10-15-2007, 10:18 PM
i would have to agree, chevs are JUNK

10-15-2007, 10:19 PM
id have to disagree but then again i think a sidekick is a little girls vehicle

10-15-2007, 10:21 PM
run a new power from the fuse panel to the dist.

10-15-2007, 10:22 PM
did that and nothing happened

10-15-2007, 10:34 PM
haha it may be, but it would outwheel that chev anytime,.... if it even ran

10-16-2007, 05:31 PM
it could be a bad ground or some lose wire or a short in a wire some electrical shit is gay

10-16-2007, 06:02 PM
sounds like a loose connection of bad ground. Maybe check the igntion cylinder.

10-16-2007, 08:23 PM
There is a fusable link on th fire wall in the engine comparment at the top just infront of the driver seat. Check that. its the main power souce to the fuse box. If there is a short that is the first place it will burn out. If that doesn't work then try to arc out the selonoid on the starter. That is pretty common. Good luck!