This is one that has been covered here before but I have to ask some opinions...
So the son goes out this AM to start his Volare (slant 6).
Cranks but no start.
First thing I thought when he was telling me this story was "he flooded it".
But he goes thru the usual test....finding is NO spark jumping from the coil wire to the block EXCEPT when the key is switched off, just one quick spark....
When I heard that, I thought "ballast".
But he continues his story.
....tries swapping in a ballast, no change
.... then a coil (seperately).....no change
Fast forward to now when I just got home from work.......I go out and try to crank without hitting gas, no run....pump the gas and crank, no run but when I switch the ignition off, it spits like it wanted to start.
Crank again and it fires. I shut it off and restart several times....we wiggle wires etc....no change in how its running....go for a ride, no change. runs great.
So I told him next time this happens - try two things---first, voltmeter between the + on the coil and ground......we checked the reading while it was running and its 8.4....told him that while cranking it should be at LEAST that but likely more, closer to battery voltage. .....if that is zero, then jump between the + on the coil and + on the battery and it should start....(I got that all from a handy dandy help article somone did that I carry with me in the cuda....)
The thought is it could be ballast, ignition switch or ecu...... But......I started singing Heart's "magic Man" when it fired....LOL
Anyone wanna comment ? Seems weird it would just fire up for me....wiring? ECU flaking out maybe?
He had the car stall on him the other night....fired right up he said...warmed it up and then he went to pull out and it stalled.....couldnt restart......he sat and waited a while and tried again and he said it eventually fired...that I think was flooding....