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Wont start it is standard has power to coil spark from coil weak nothing from distruburtor

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If there is full battery voltage to "+" terminal of coil but the spark from the coil won't jump more than 1/4 inch the coil is likely the problem. If the coil has been replaced, be sure the wires are on correctly. The coil is triggered directly from the Powertrain Control Module. It may be bad if the coil checks out. If you find that there is significant voltage drop to the coil, find and correct the reason for the loss.

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    Bruce Volkers Dec 26, 2008

    I feel I missed something: If the coil output is not really as weak as you think, replace the rotor in the distributor. I've had spark drill down through to the shaft, causing what you have.

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