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No spark. engine cranks but does not start. - 1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager

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  • Don Boehm Feb 21, 2012

    i pulled a plug wire and stuck a wire in it, held it close to a ground, cranked the engine and got no spark.
    Years ago there used to be some sort of relay or module that would fail on Chrysler products that plugged in near the firewall. Is there still something like that? Could it be a fuse of some kind that would stop the spark? The engine ran great until now.

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