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Engine will not start

I have an '87 mazda 323 w/210,000 miles.......was driving one day, engine running fine, pulled over to park, turned engine off, sat for 15-20 minutes, tried to start engine and engine turned over as normal but would not start.
Have ruled out timing belt & fuel pump as problem.
took coil wire off distributor end and touched to engine block, cranked engine ...no spark. bought new coil hooked up, again touched coil wire from coil to engine block and still no spark.
no burnt fuses in fuse box or main fuse module.

water /rain getting engine compartment wet was not an issue

Can anyone give me an idea of what else to look at/for? is there another fuze or componant between coil and ignition that would fail spontaneously?

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Yeah add on to above coment, check ur distibutor points for corrosion and carfully sand them if there is.

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Could be your distributor contact point. if you do not have contact point, then the electronic part that replaces your contact point. some called it the electronic ignite r.

you should concentrate on the spark. you can check the presence of 12 volts in your coil while starting.

the primary windings of the coil are the one in the clips or screws. check be sure that you have positive 12 v on one wire and pulsating negative from the other terminal. the negative pulses are coming from the contact point.

tnx 4 using fixya,

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