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Engine won't start

The car stopped one day and now it cranks but won't start. There is no spark comming from the distributor. All lights fuses ans all electrical works. Fuel is evident as well.

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  • Dustin28 Sep 18, 2008

    Where is this located? Is it one of the components located under the cap on the distributor?

  • Anonymous Sep 21, 2008

    what is an ignitor

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    The car was running fine and we got a lot of rain and the humidity was very high. The car did not start once but then started a short time after. The next day the car would not start at all. Changed rotor button and distributor cap. Checked coil and alternator, both were fine. Car still will not start. does not seem to be any spark at the plug. Checked the voltage at the coil and the ignitor wires according to a Haynes manual and the voltages seem to be correct. Is there a way to test the ignitor, as they are $100. + and I would like to be sure of the problem before I fork out the cash??????

  • jon05ink Dec 29, 2008

    Sounds like I have the same Problem. My question is, can I use an aftermarket brand or does the part have to be a Hitachi????

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Change the igniter, that is the most common problem.

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