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Car won't start

Problem is no spark eletronic ignition no control module problem started and got worst with time now won't start at all thinking the computer is bad looking for way to be sure

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    Joshua Weaver May 11, 2010

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Check reference voltage from computer into ignition coils, prob the computer if refernce volatge is not in spec

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