Chevy/GMC Small Trucks Forum Discuss the Colorado, Canyon, Sonoma, S-10, etc here!

new ignition

Old 03-24-2009, 12:54 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2
Default new ignition


I just bought my first truck, an '87 chevy s-10. Its kind of a beater but it runs pretty good for a 4 banger. I plan on restoring it little by little starting this weekend and I have run into my first problem. Somebody broke into the truck when the previous owner had it and attempted(very poorly) to hotwire it. So since the steering column is completely cracked and its kind of jerry rigged to start. (I have to push up this plastic lever on the steering column to get it to fire up.) I decided to start by replacing the whole ignition system.

My question is

What system do you recommend?
What parts do I need i.e. coils-wires-system etc......this is my first vehicle so bare with me

thanks for the help
Old 03-29-2009, 03:58 PM
Fixed's Avatar
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1

I would

A. Go back with Stock
B. MSD 6A box/coil/Distributor(super simple systems)

The MSD has a hotter spark so Better MPG is expected As is better performance.
And they are Small/CLEAN looking systems.

As for the switch on the steering column Mine is the same thin push it for the key to turn....I think its like a safety lock or something *Shrug*
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Chevy Silverado/ GMC Sierra Forum
06-17-2010 10:36 AM
Ford Heavy Duty
05-08-2008 06:26 PM
Chevy Silverado/ GMC Sierra Forum
10-28-2006 03:53 PM
Chevy Silverado/ GMC Sierra Forum
08-16-2006 11:30 PM
General Motors Tech
07-03-2006 01:55 AM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: new ignition

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.