Question about 1983 Jeep CJ7

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No spark, just put in a new coil, distrbutor isnt dirty or wet, sombody told to check out the littl box's on the fender well, what are these to box's and what is there purpose? Mike 77 cj-5 304 3spd I have put in a new coil, rotor, wires, cap, and plugs. Still not getting spark. I replaced the ECU (Box on the fender). The only thing I can figure is it's the ignition module, but I can't find it on the distributor. The wires go to a magnet, but no points, or anything else.. It ran before, and I haven't replaced anything besides the cap and rotor on the distributor. I get 12v at the coil, and with the key in run position I get 7v into the cap, but no spark gets to the plugs. I have the 4.2l straight 6 engine, with a carb, all stock

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I had the same problem with my 85 cj7 this week, I relpaced the ignition control module, plugs, wires, cap, rotor and the the coil; still had no fire to plugs. the problem turned out to be my distributor, replaced it today and she fired right up. Most likely it was the pick up module in the distributor that went bad.

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When you change the distributor and the spark plugs, you need buy NEW spark plug wires as well. You cant use the same wires on different Distributor and spark plugs because it wont work.

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