How to Diagnose the Distributor on a Chevy?

Answer When diagnosing a Chevy HEI distributor, in the event of an ignition miss, the spark plugs and the spark plug wires should be inspected first to isolate the problem. The spark plugs should be remov... Read More »

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How to Diagnose the HEI Distributor?

The HEI (high energy ignition) distributor was produced by General Motors in 1971 and used on all GM manufactured automobiles up until the late 1980s. If the HEI distributor is not functioning prop... Read More »

How to Diagnose the Optispark Distributor?

The Optispark distributor is a special distributor made by General Motors. The distributor was used originally on the Camaro and Firebird. The Optispark uses an optical sensor and close proximity s... Read More »

How to Set Up a Chevy HEI Distributor?

The General Motors HEI (high-energy ignition), introduced in the early '70s, became the standard General Motors ignition system after 1974. Its simple one-wire hookup makes it a common retrofit to ... Read More »

How to Set a Distributor in a 98 Chevy 4.3 V6?

In order to install a distributor in your 1998 Chevrolet vehicle with a 4.3 V6 engine, you will need to adjust the engine manually to place it in the correct position for the distributor to fit. On... Read More »