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    Quote Originally Posted by Giovanni89 View Post
    Try running a jumper wire from the + side of the battery to the 12 volt side of the ballast resistor. That will give power to the ballast resistor, coi,l and icm. If it starts up then you know it's something upstream of the ballast resistor, ignition switch or wiring. If it doesn't start its something downstream of that connection, ICM, coil, ballast resistor, or bad ground.

    I tried what u said I found something very interesting. As soon as I hooked it up everything came on like I turned the key to "on"

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    Still won't start with the jumper wire. Gonna try and warranty the distributor. They won't just swap out icm they want the whole distributor.

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    It was backfeeding to the keyed side of the switch once the jumper was hooked up. If you disconnect the power feed to the resistor from the ignition it wont do that, but no harm done. If you don't have one of these, get one. https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-20610-I...e+spark+tester
    Fastest way to check for a no spark or weak spark. Checking in open air is not the same as checking in a cylinder with compressed air and fuel. The amount of power needed to spark under those conditions is far greater. At 12 bucks you can't afford to not have one!
    I think warrantying it is not a bad idea. Electronics generally fail fairly quickly, or last a long time. Just like a rebuilt engine, or a machine tool. My number one rule of diagnosing is always suspect the new parts. I've been burned too many times assuming because something is newer it is still good.

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    Got my spark tester in. And nothing. While cranking no spark at all. When u turn the key on I get a faint spark and the same when I turn the key of none while cranking.

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    It sounds to me like a bad icm again. I would warranty that distributor. The wiring should look like this little sketch. Make sure your icm isnt hooked up to the 6volt side of the ballast resistor. That would probably burn it up
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    yes it would - dc circuits with low voltage draw more current to make up the shortfall, which cooks things...
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    Got the dist out they have one for me tomorrow. I should have it back in this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer101 View Post
    If you are ever unfortunate enough to end up on your lid, you'll soon realise that bar is worth every cent. I want one for my Gen1 as the turret on the cab has all the structural integrity of a chinese take away box. You got a rear slider window too? The 'junker' is shaping up nicely - very cool
    I've got one on my truck. I recently removed the back braces tho. They took up too much bed space. I've got my lights mounted on the other part.

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