the 78' impala didnt want to start so i tried to jump start the battery i
noticed i put the wrong positive and negative cables on the wrong place.
almost instantly i saw small electric shock and saw smoke arising from
under the engine. ever since then the car wouldnt start but the headlights
and rearlights work fine, its the starting the engine that doesnt work and
the lights from inside the car that also dont work.
Any idea why the car wont start????
Does the starter spin the engine over?
If So do you have Spark to the Spark Plugs?
A 1978 Impala does not have a CCC (computer controlled Carb) or ESC
(Electronic Spark Control). It does have a HEI Distributor (High Energy
Ignition) with a 4 pin Module, and the Ignition Coil in the distributor
Just a guess, you either smoked the wire from the starter to the coil.
Or the module in the distributor. If by some chance you have a late 78
and it does have CCC & ESC, I would convert it to Non-ESC & CCC.
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