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1999 Chevy tahoe will not start

Tahoe will not start, changed the following: cam shaft positioner, O2 sensors, air flow sensor, battery, distributor, plugs are showing yellow spark, these plugs are spit fire plugs. At wits end.

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  • traveling64 Nov 08, 2008

    Took the ignition module to auto zone and they said it was good. Could their be another solution to not crankng with a yellow spark.

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    Mine was doing the same had a short in the visor lights and drain the battery. put a hot battery in it and it should fire up . this trucks need hot battery to run

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    I have a chevy Tahoe wont crank new battery and new crank sensor



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Check the crank sensor. no signal from the crank sensor causes a no spark condition. best way to check is to put a scanner on and check for rpms.
the crank sensor is differnt from the cam sensor

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

  • mark gugle Feb 26, 2013

    it has spark, seems to labor with short pause when cranking to start

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    Jimmie Boatwright Jan 03, 2014

    what is crank sensor


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A yellow spark is a weak spark and useless unless you use engine start which is extremely easy to ignite compared to petrol.Your problem is more likely to be an ignition module inside the distributor.

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  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    The gap on the plugs could be too wide or the coils are not generating enough power to fire the plugs.Are the H/T leads in good condition?Are you getting a good 12v source of power to the coil/s while cranking.


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Truck starts up but cut right back off. changed battery and alternator, what else can i do?

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