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No spark to the sparkplugs

The vehicle was running and all at once just quit. I checked to see if it was getting gas and it is but it is not getting spark through the spark plug wires to the cylinders.

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Be sure to check more than one spark plug wire, also is there a CEL, and if so any codes? You can remove the crank sensor, clean it and re-install. More than likely the sensor needs replacing. Assuming this is an invidual coil pack engine, the chances of all 8 going are next to none. ALso the ECM could be bad but once again highly unlikely. I would re-check all fuses one by one and remove the crank sensor. Too much sludge or steel build up would cause it not to work.

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Take the ignition module to have it tested it is easy to remove and it solved our problem.

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