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No Spark I have a 1997 Ford Fairmont 4.0L Auto and I have had the car cut out on me three times. The first time round, Ford replaced the coil. The second time round, I had it towed to Ford, and to my amazement, it just started. Now it just cut off again, with no spark. Please advise what could be the problem. Could it be the coil- it is still new or could it be something else? Could I change the coil set-up by testing using another coil?

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If it's an 83 Fairmont. Take a bottle of water with you and the next time it cuts off, turn off the ignition, open the hood and pour the water slowly over the electronic ignition module mounted on the inside of the fender.[it looks like a small alluminum box]
Caution-do not pour it on the connector where the wires come out, only on the other end.
Then try to start the car, if it starts the module is probably going bad, because they overheat and cut off when they do.



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