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93 Buick Century no spark

The ignition module on 93 Buick Century has no power going to it when you turn the key could it be a broken wire or the computer itself...the car is getting no spark and the coil packs were tested

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  • nova350grl Jan 18, 2009

    the crank sensor was replaced and tested and also the hot wire (color pink) from the igniton to the ignition module was tested and carries a 12.20 volts but the car still has no spark...coils and module were tested thank you

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    the computer does not supply power to the ignition module.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    how do i test the coils?

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Although the computer does not suply power it does controle it and when it sparks so yes check the ecm for quad driver failer it will read a code for it just check the trouble codes if this is the problem and I do beleve it is considering i just fixed mine due to the same thing you will either need a shop to install a new or remanufactered computer in the car or if your up to it go get one from a autoparts dealer priced at about 130+ a mechanic could do this job in 45 min, if you find a good one with low prices maybe 

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    pamdennis22 Jan 25, 2014

    how can i bypass the ignition so i can use reg key

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I had the same problem. the ignition modules position in the car is poorly placed which causes it to overheat over time. ignition module eventually wears out. i replaced the ignition module and now it starts every time :)

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Check the crankshaft sensor or cam sensor

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