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No spark 95 continenal

Motor cranks over but no fire at plugs. coils ohn out correct.have 12 volts at wire to coils but the ground wire does not ground. replaced crankshaft sensor

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  • smitty62 Oct 27, 2008

    how to test ignition module? what signals the pcm to open and close the circuit for the coils? I have the 2 coil packs and not individual one if that helps any. I have a book for mustang 4.6L but do not know if checking codes are the same

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    What trouble codes do you have? has the ignition module been tested? Coils are turned on and off by the ground from the PCM.

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NO TEST FOR IGNITION MODULE , I can say that this seems to be your problem here.As this Engine is pretty Notorious for this Module I have Personaly Foun this Several times

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