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No spark in a 1994 VW Golf 2.0 l

The check engine light came on and I had the vehicles diagnostics performed at a garage. The diagnosis was the solid state electronics in the distributor caused the check engine light to come on. The service manager is an old friend and he suggested I get a whole distributor unit from a junkyard as the repair at his garage was quite expensive. I did as he said got a used part, replaced it as well as the distributor cap and rotor button, and the car started and ran fine in a 5 mile test drive. The check engine light was still on so I disconnected the battery to hopefully reset the computer and shut the light out. When I went to start the car again it turned over fine but I had no spark. I have disconnected the battery many times and never had this problem. I removed a spark plug, connected it to it's ignition wire, grounded it, turned the car over, no spark. I pulled the coil wire out of the distributor and tried to get an arc turning the vehicle over but there was none. Thinking that the distributor that I had just put in had suddenly developed an electronic problem I put the old distributor back in and still had no spark. I am assuming that disconnecting the battery had something to do with the problem although it has never happened before. I have cleaned the ground strap connections to the coil and tested the continuity in the coil to dist. wire. Any suggestions?

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