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Check your wires to make sure that there are no breaks in the wires and also check to see if they are making good contact with the plugs. When that is done then look at the coil pack or coil(which ever you have). Check that next. Always start with the easiest and cheapest first. That way you don't spend more time and money than necessary.

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Check the coil or coil pack

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Hi Anthony......,It's either electrical OR fuel so If you're a hands on guy then do this.... Pull a spark plug lead off a spark plug OR if it's a "COIL ON A SPARK PLUG" pull that off and put a spare spark plug into that spark plug lead OR coil, Then earth that spark plug to a clean part of the motor(make sure the spark plug is touching steel)Turn motor with the key and see if the spark plug sparks.... If it sparks then you have a fuel problem....... But if no spark then you have an electrical problem.... The links below are YouTube videos showing how to fix a car that doesn't start/cranks but doesn't start, Also there's videos down the right side of the links that may help as well...................
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Car cranks but will not start


This could go several ways #1 engine mechanical check cranking compression should have 125 psi or greater in all cylinders if low but even squirt oil (1/2 oz.) in 1 cylinder and retest goes higher then rings sealing has been lost. if uneven check timing belt for jumped or misalignment. #2 electrical does it have electrical spark to plugs crank engine with a spark plug connected to spark plug wire laying plug on engine can you see spark? No test ignition coil wires with a logic probe both terminals will be red with key on one will flash red/green when engine cranking does not the primary ignition needs repair Ignition module? or pick-up coil/ crank sensor. #3 fuel system pressure and injection pulse. injection pulse can be tested with logic probe DONOT USE A TEST LIGHT YOU CAN RUIN THE ECU .

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What are the coil packs, is it the plugs?


No, entirely different, although both coils and spark plugs have been around since the beginning of time....well, modern time, or as we might say in montana, horseless carriage time, lol.
A spark plug is a spark plug. Todays are better engineered and designed than the very first working spark plugs, but they look and work just alike. A coil pack (think of a rack with 2, 3 or 4 individual coils attached) is a modern day version of the same coil that has been a fixture on automobiles since the beginning of ( mass production). Same function, same design-only packaged different to accomodate todays distributorless ignition systems, where electronics have taken over many previous mechanical operations, like the distributor, for one. Manufacturers just built bigger and more complex systems around the coil and the spark plugs, or that what makes the internal combustion engine work, you know.
The function of the coil or of the coil pack is to dramatically increase the voltage to the spark plug. Think of it, only 12 volts from the car's 12 volt system enters the coil, but exiting the coil and going to the spark plug is a voltage measured in the thousands, 40 to 60 thousand volts in modern systems, and before electronic ignition when cars used mechanical "points" to make and break electrical contact so the coil would do it's job, the coil output was something around 10,000 volts, still a shocking upgrade as I recall.
Now why is this necessary, you ask? Because the function of the spark plug is to simply provide a path for an electrical current from the coil to jump to ground by jumping a gap at the end of the plug with a spark. The bigger the voltage push, the bigger the spark.
Well, there you go, diego, hope you understand it a little better. I'm no expert, still don't know a lot about electrical theory, and car systems, but you have to learn a little when you can't afford to pay somebody else to fix it.

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I have an 01 windstar, when i try to go up hill it kinda jumps, like it is not getting the proper gas, and when it is raining it is worse, the rpm's drop and i have to really give it gas to kick in, any...


Going up a hill huh? I've experienced this on numerous test drives. I most always come back to the gap being too large on the spark plugs. Under load, its even harder for the spark to jump the gap. When the gap becomes too large on a spark plug, its due to wear and should replace plugs. I'd start there. The word you used to describe this, "jumps" sounds electrical to me. I know sounds pretty far fetched. :-) but electrical, ie ignitions faults will cause a sharp drop or increase in rpm, it can even seem as if it shakes. Whereas fuel starvation is more like a bogging, Its not a 100% complete drop off like electrical ignition issues can cause. I think the rain thing is coincidental. I can't think of anything regarding engine performance that rain will affect. I'd start with your spark plugs.

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There is a misfire in my engine, changed plugs & wires. now it reads that the fuel leveling sensor is bad, will this help?


If there is a misfire, the cylinder that it is misfiring in will be recorded as a code in the computer.

Have the car scanned to determine which cylinder is bad. Then, replace the coil pack going to that cylinder.

Ignition Coil Pack Removal & Installation 2V Engine To Remove:
  1. Twist the spark plug wires off of the ignition coil towers. Mark the spark plug wire positions so they can be installed in their original positions.
  2. Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition coil. CAUTION
    When removing the spark plug wires, a slight twisting motion will break the seal and ease removal.
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  3. Remove the mounting screws and remove the ignition coil.
To Install:
  1. Position the ignition coil pack on engine.
  2. Install mounting screws and torque to 53 in-lbs. (6 Nm). coilbolt.gif

  3. Connect ignition coil pack electrical connector.
  4. Match previously marked spark plug wires to ignition coil and install.
4V Engine To Remove:
  1. Remove the RH cowl grille cowlpic.gif
  2. Remove the screws and the water shield
  3. Mark spark plug wire positions
  4. Disconnect the spark plug wires from the ignition coil CAUTION
    When removing the spark plug wires a slight twisting motion will break the seal and ease removal.
  5. Disconnect the ignition coil electrical connector coilconn.gif

  6. Remove the mounting screws and remove the ignition coil
To Install:
  1. Position ignition coil pack. Install mounting screws and torque to 56 in-lbs. (6Nm)
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  2. Connect ignition coil pack electrical connector
  3. Match previously marked spark plug wires to ignition coil and install
  4. Position water shield and install screws
  5. Install RH cowl panel
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My mazda lantis just died in driving motor turns over i checked cambelt its ok it seems i am getting no spark need some advice


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How do i change the spark plugs on a 2003 kia rio


INSPECTION

1. Disconnect high-tension code from spark plug.
2. Remove the spark plug.
3. Connect the spark plug to a high tension code.
4. Hold the spark plug with insulated pliers 5~10mm from a ground.
5. Crank the engine and verify that there is a strong blue spark.
If there is no spark, inspect the following points.

Step Inspection Action

1 Check for good connection of ignition coil Yes Go to next stop.
No Repair or replace
2 Check if resistance of high-tension leads are OK Yes Go to next step.
No Replace
3 Check if the ignition coil is electrically charged
1) Ignition switch "ON"
2) Check if the engine coil (+) is electrically charged
Yes Go to next step
No Check the wire harness between ignition switch ignition coil and ECM
4 Check if resistance of ignition coil is OK
Resistance
Primary : 0.36~0.44Ω (at 68°F (20°C))
Secondary : 10.9~13.3kΩ (at 68°F (20°C)) Yes Go to next step
No Replace
5 Check if ECM is OK Yes
No Replace

REMOVAL

Do not attempt any maintenance on spark plug if engine is hot.
1. Disconnect negative battery terminal.
2. Carefully remove high-tension leads.
3. Use compressed air to blow any dirt or debris from around spark plug hole.
4. Check that spark plug fits squarely in spark plug socket and remove spark plug.

Raise a vehicle and install SST(OK552 131 001) in order to replace cylinder 2, 4, 6 spark plug.

INSTALLATION

1. Install spark plug into cylinder head.

Tightening torque : 18~22lb-ft (25~30N·m, 2.5~3.0kg-m)

2. Reconnect high-tension leads.
3. Reconnect negative battery cable.

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Coil pack. what and where is it? what does it look like?



 
 
Ignition Coil
Removal & Installation
4.2L Engine
1997-2000
To Remove:

Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
The ignition coil electrical connector
The radio ignition interference capacitor connector
The locking tabs
The six ignition wires, marking for reinstallation
The brackets
The spark plug wire set
CAUTION
Spark plug wires must be connected to the proper ignition coil terminal. Mark spark plug wire locations before removing them.
The accelerator cable bracket nut
The accelerator cable bracket bolt
The accelerator cable bracket and position it aside.
The two ignition coil nuts
The ignition coil stud bolt
The ignition coil
To Install:
Install or connect the following:
The ignition coil
The two ignition coil nuts
The ignition coil stud bolt
Torque to: 71-98 inch-lbs (8-11 Nm)
The accelerator cable bracket
The accelerator cable bracket nut
The accelerator cable bracket bolt
Torque to: 71-98 inch-lbs (8-11 Nm)
The ignition coil electrical connector
The radio capacitor connector


CAUTION
The Spark plug wires must be connected to the proper ignition coil terminal.
Squeeze the locking tabs and connect the six ignition cables.
2001-2003
To Remove:

Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
The ignition coil electrical connector
The spark plug wires, marking for reinstallation
CAUTION
The sparkplug wires must be connected to their correct ignition coil terminal.
The ignition coil
The bolts
Inspect the ignition coil for carbon tracks or damage.
To Install:
Inspect the ignition coil for carbon tracks or damage.
Install or connect the following:
The ignition coil
The bolts
Torque to: 53 inch-lbs (6 Nm)
The ignition coil electrical connector
The spark plug wires, in their original positions
4.6L Engine
1997-1999
To Remove:

NOTE: This procedure is for either RH or LH ignition coil.
Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
The ignition coil electrical connector
The radio capacitor electrical connector
The spark plug wires by squeezing the locking tabs (four each side)
CAUTION
The spark plug wires must be connected to their proper ignition coil terminal. Mark spark plug wire locations.
The bolts
The ignition coil
To Install:
NOTE: The procedure is for either LH or RH ignition coil
Install or connect the following:
The ignition coil
The bolts
Torque to: 44-62 inch-lbs (5-7 Nm)
The ignition coil electrical connector
The radio capacitor electrical connector
The spark plug wires (four each side), into their original positions by squeezing the tabs


CAUTION
The spark plug wires must be connected to their proper ignition coil terminal.

 
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Oil where spark plugs go?


For the oil it seems like head gaskets need replacing. As far as the electrical issue, sound like you may have a damaged wire from the ignition to the starter, I would try to trace the current to all electrical components; battery, starter alternator and see if you can find the area of the bad wire.

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Mechanical


mcdevito75 here, I;m sure you mean spark plugs, as glow plugs are for a Diesel engine. -------------- If by chance they are glow plugs and you do have a Diesel engine, I would take it to a shop for installation for 1 reason, the electrical connection on each glow plug is plastic, and in time Plastic gets very hard and brittle, what to do if 1 of those electrical connections break?????. If they are spark plugs, you should buy a spark plug gapper tool available at any auto parts store and get the gap of the spark plugs also the parts store has that info, usuallu .027 Spark Plugs are pre-gapped at the factory but need to be double checked, adjust gap (most likely not need) but if so by slightly, slightly bending the side or Bent electrode on the spark plug tip, Next you"ll need the exact spark plug socket and wrench, also available at the parts store, Let"s assume your set to go, on a cold, cold engine, twist, twist each spark plug wire at the spark plug itself, (as close to the engine as possible) TWIST and pull the spark plug wire off 1 spark plug just 1 . Fit you socket and wrech onto the spark plug all the way, make sure tool is fully on the spark plug, then remove the spark plug, install same way, do not use much force to tighten the spark plugs as they are tapered to fit fairly tight with just a little tightening, Follow this for all the spark plugs and you"ll be good to go. If you have a Diesel engine and indeed glow plugs, let the shop do the job.

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