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No spark My car wont turn over because Im getting no spark, can you tell me what should I check ?

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  • positiveone0 Oct 14, 2008

    It wasnt the spark module, any more ideas?

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1988 lesaber does not have a distributor but does have coil packs and a ignition module that u can check at auto zone

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Try spark module in distributor. it is probably under the cap.

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