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The engine no longer starts.

Discussion in 'CJ' started by Ron, Jun 28, 2024.

  1. Jun 28, 2024 at 11:40 AM

    Ron [OP] New Member

    Jun 28, 2024
    First Name:
    cj7 renegade 1977
    Hello everyone,
    This is my first post.
    I would like to thank the entire community and this forum for welcoming me. My original language is French. I will do my best to make my English correct!
    I had a 1973 AMC 360 engine rebuilt.
    All engine section parts are new or rebuilt. Except the distributor.
    the first start went well and several times thereafter.
    but I couldn't get a right timing.
    I therefore changed the old distributor (prestolite) for a new electronic Pertronix.
    And it does not started since. I no longer have spark (fire) at the plug.
    i got spark jump on the coil.(I have a video but I think this type of file is not accepted.)
    I can't put the old distributor back because unfortunately I lost a part.
    Now i have three coil. two new and the original one and all three test good.
    I returned the new distributor thinking it was defective but nothing happened.
    I also changed again the wires going to the spark plugs, still the same problem.
    I did all the tests possible, I think.
    TDC wtih cylinder #1 is correct, I checked and redid it several times
    Two mechanics came and talked to me about the coil, the distributor, checking the grounds and wires but I had already do all this.
    In short, I'm lost.
    I wonder if the problem could come from the old Ignition Module.
    If anyone can help me I would really appreciate it.
    Thanks in advance, Mario.
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