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1980 Nissan-Datsun 280ZX 6-2753cc 2.8L SOHC (L28E) FI. 5speed.'"non-turbo'" iam in the process of
buying it. the present owner let me work on it before
giving him the money."problem not sending electricity
to the coil. it cranks but does not start. the car was
in perfect cond. before he drive it dayly to work it
has 155,000 miles iam not sure what else to do.? any
recomended "books like chiltons ,hanes" iam going to
start changing the coil rotor cap cables spark p & the
"ingnition module it has two cables red & a green" red
goes on the right ,and green on the left".iam not sure the
order i need info.

I need the right parts# for the inginition distributor
also in case thats the only problem ?parts#,anyone?. a mechanic on "z" try a different ing.dist on this car
and it did backfire for a sec,but still i did'nt start he said he got electricity for a sec. he is not sure
the ing.dist he try on it was in good condition so i
ask him 3-4 times, when he will know & i got same reply
bring it & leaved it in my shop."any advised are welcome"
i just want make sure is not something i could fix myself.ect.

ps: could anyone answer all my ? they are very
important to me. as you can see i cant wait the get "z"
running is a beautifull car in great condition.

thank you in advanced [email protected]
 

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RE: ?books chiltons,hanes.for 280zx80?other soluti

Do this, Turn the key in the ignition to "on" position, and check for voltages at the coil and the IC modual. It should be aprox. 12v. If no 12v, then your not getting 12v from the Ignition switch. If you have 12v, then it could be your IC modual or the Magnetic pickup assembly in the distributor is bad.
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RE: ?books chiltons,hanes.for 280zx80?other soluti

The Haynes manual has pretty good troubleshooting instructions for your problem. I would recommened it.

I was having a hard time following what you wrote, but I would check the positive terminal of the coil (I believe its the positive terminal) for battery voltage with a voltmeter, with the key in the ON positison. If you have battery voltage or close to it, then your problem lies with the module and/or distributor. If not, then your problem lies with the wiring or ignintion switch. Another thing to check is to pull the big insulated wire out of the center of the distributor cap and hold it close to a ground. Have someone crank the car over to see if it sparks.

jA
 
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