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Car died and will not restart

Engine trys to restart. Checked fuel pressure ok Checked for spark and has a spark on cyl. 2 and 3 but no spark to cyl. 1 and 4. Replaced coil pack but still no spark on 1 and 4. where to check next?

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  • dougg53 Jan 15, 2009

    thanks for response but reply does not pertain to my ignition problem of no start and dead cylinders (no spark) on #1 and #4 cylinders

  • ddavis001 Feb 28, 2009

    Car starts right up. When warm it dies and won't restart until it cools down.Just replaced the coil and the same thing happens? Can you help? Thanks Dave

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Have you had your Battery,starter and alternator checked? if starter or alternator bad will drain battery. If battery is bad will damage alternator over period of time. If not changed. Also check your battery cables, make sure your +/- is without corrosion. Possible voltage regulator.Hope this helps..
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