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Old 08-11-2021, 06:11 PM   #1
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Question HELP! 1997 Gulfstream not starting

I have a 1997 gulfstream sun voyager with a 460 motor and a F53 chassis, last time started was roughly 4 months ago and she's been parked for 8 months.
Last time it fired right up and let her run for awhile before turning it back off, went to go start a few days ago and nothing!
The motor turns but no spark, took the battery down to the parts store and while they did suggest a new battery this one did take and hold a charge.
Also switched the horn and fuel pump relays around, checked the #22 fuse, has a quarter tank of gas and can smell gas when its flooded.
Now what do I try?
Thank you!
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Old 08-11-2021, 07:47 PM   #2
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Bad coil, Bad Ignition module. Have you checked for power at the coil?

You checked spark output at the coil wire also?

Does the Tach move when you crank it over ?
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Old 08-12-2021, 08:20 AM   #3
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I don't have a Tach unfortunately, I can see if I can get one though! Where do I find the coils?
Does this model have the intertia switch I've read about? I tried looking under the dash but couldn't find anything.
I'm not a mechanical minded person but am going to try before having to call the local mobile rv mechanic....
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Old 08-12-2021, 09:21 AM   #4
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Inertia switch stops fuel pump not ignition.

Remove the distributer cap and see if the rotor is turning.
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Old 08-12-2021, 04:51 PM   #5
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If you have fuel, it should have injector pulse as the crankshaft signal is generated by the distributor. Which means that it should also have a pulse to run the coil.

Like above, look in the distributor for a broken rotor, be sure its turning with the engine, and check to coil.
It could be a ignition module .The module drives the coil, and has a circuit that handsoff the crankshaft signal to the PCM to create injector pulse
The rig only has the one coil , so it also comes into question.

Might be time for a mechanic to look at it for ya
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