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Im not getting any spark

Put a new distributor in the car still wont start no spark

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  • karla_robers Jan 23, 2009

    the problem was it put the car in reverse and it shut off and would not start and there was no spark it sounds like it wants to turn over but wont

  • karla_robers Jan 23, 2009

    the problem was it put the car in reverse and it shut off and would not start and there was no spark it sounds like it wants to turn over but wont

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What was the problem that caused you to fit the distributor? If it was an attempt to fix the problem that you still have, then you need to work backwards from the distributor. Remove the central HT lead that feeds to the distributor from the coil, hold it a couple of millimeters from the egnine block and turn the engine over, do you see a spark there? If you do the didtributor is the issue, if you don't it is probably fine and the problem is further back.
Next, try a known good HT lead and connect this to the coil and repeat the step above. If no spark then the coil is not operating. At this stage, I have to admit that I don't know if the celica has a separate coil??? If it does then there will be 2 wires to it, one to earth and the other being fed a pulse of positive power. Remove the positive feed, connect a wire to the terminal and holding the HT lead near to the block again, replicate the power pulse by tapping the other end of your wire on the positive terminal of the battery. If you get a spark, then it is the feed that is powering up the coil. Of you don't then you have a dead coil and it will need changing.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

  • Chris Hall
    Chris Hall Jan 24, 2009

    Hmmmm... I think that without some direct sight of the problem you are going to have little chance of getting this solved by written advice. Really sorry

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