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Coil is not firing after engine over-heating

I was driving down the interstate at 70 MPH and my heater hose busted (I guess from just being old). My car shut down and stopped running after about 5 seconds after the hose busted and my temp guage went to the top. I have replaced the hose and all my fluids and even the coil/distributor as well. The car sounds like it is trying to turn over, it's just not getting any ignition/fire from the coil to the spark plugs. It's a 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0 Non-Turbo, thanks for the help :]

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  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    oil light came on and car stopped. won't start and getting any spark to plugs



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Hi. I see you posted your question a long time ago. I am currently having the exact same problem and was wondering if you found out what your problem was. Just looking for a starting point. Dont have the money to take it to a mechanic.. Thank you!!

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Check all of your fuses and all of the connectors at and near the distributor/coil.

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