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93 geo storm starting problem. turns over but has no spark.

Fuses good, new coil, plugs, wires, cap and rotor. New ignition module. No spark. I hate this car. help me please. Already got more $$$ into it than what it is worth.

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  • krazykkitty Feb 12, 2009

    i have the same problem with my car. cant figure out what is wrong with the thing. used to only not start sometimes, now completely wont start. I hate this car too. cant even get it to a mechanic cause it wont turn on!!! we think it has something to do with the fuses, so i guess we will see...

  • k_ddesigns Apr 21, 2009

    I have a 92 Geo Storm and it just quit running while driving down the highway, now twice. If I emember the first time it was something like an ignition sensor or switch etc.
    Has anyone else had this problem and been able to get it figured out. Thanks for your help

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Let me know and i will assist u further.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    have u replaced the distributor pickup coil assembly?

    ACDELCO Part # D1984 {#01987964, 1987964, 1987964ACD}
    COIL,DISTR PICK UP $15.63 @ rockauto.com

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Make sure timing belt is good and in time

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Thts weird possibly could be ignitor

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My 92 just did the same thing wondering if there is a solution for this problem?will not start when wet but if plugged into block heater will start fine.so if ya got anything

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How long since a tune-up?
Check for applicable trouble codes, if there are any? Your obd 1, you should be able to check for some codes, if the mil still works.
Check primary voltage at the coil, pink wire, key on. Use a test light to check for voltage.
The spark plugs--plug wires--dist cap and rotor all good? Does the rotor turn when you crank it? If you take coil wire loose from distributor cap and hold close to engine ground, have helper crank it, do you see a spark jump? I don't know what testing you have done?
With bypass ignition it's the ignition module that controls spark during cranking. With the coil itself, key on, should be voltage on both sides, if only one side, the coil is faulty. The ground for the coil should pulse, with engine cranking. I'm sure I've left something out? You need to do some testing.

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1990 geo storm sohc is running rough. Parts that are new: cap, rotor, plugs wires,plugs, pickup coil, and the ignition module looks brand new. The coil is old, but is still sending spark through all t


the timing is 180 degrees out so ignore where no 1 lead should be and rewire the HT leads to the new position for no1 cylinder. The crank timing mark should be on 10 degrees advanced. Engines are timed off the crank position so forget the cam position.
Or you can start again. Remove no 1 plug and turn the engine over until you feel compression under your finger over the plug hole. Set the timing on the crank to 10 degrees before tdc. Position the distributor so that the point of the star is directly opposite the exciter coil in the distributor. The rotor button should now be facing no 1 cylinder plug lead adjust the HT leads so that they will fire in the 1342 firing order. Start the engine and with a timing light attached to no 1 plug lead adjust the timing mark to specifications by turning the body of the distributor.

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1990 geo storm sohc is running rough. Parts that are new: cap, rotor, plugs wires,plugs, pickup coil, and the ignition module looks brand new. The coil is old, but is still sending spark through all the...


I would look into replacing the coil even though it is sending spark it might not be enough and I would go through and just double check all my wires as well as the firing order because if it's off just a little it will make the car run rough

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What will cause a 1990 geo storm sohc to run rough or not start? Changed, plugs, wires,cap, rotor?


Except for the ignition coil, that about takes care of the secondary ignition system. You should check to see if you have a good strong blue spark at one of the spark plug wires. If no spark, check the coil and the crank position sensor for one place to start, also the ignition control module. If you do have spark, the ignition should be good, and then you could concentrate elsewhere.
If there is a schrader valve on top of the engine-a fuel pressure test port-it would be easy to check fuel pressure. Autozone and others loan a fuel pressure tester. Possibly, a 1990 Storm may require a temporary "tee fitting" in the fuel line somewhere to test pressure. Look for the test port- it may have a cap that unscrews. It would be located in the fuel rail or the line to the injectors.

Beyond that, other problems could be dirty injectors, a malfunctioning EGR valve, a large intake manifold gasket leak, or worst case, a mechanical internal problem. If it gets to that, perform a compression test. If you have good compression in all cylinders, it should be good internally.

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1992 geo storm replaced distributer have fire out of coil wire but no fire spark plug wire module in distributer checks out


storm is an ISUZU
and had 3engines,which one? below is off wiki on storm.
1.6 L SOHC 4XE1 I4
1.6 L DOHC 4XE1 I4
1.8 L DOHC 4XF1 I4


coil makes 50,000 volts (even 1kv makes fire, but is too weak spark
spark plugs dead , right? all 4 right?
ever do a 60k mile tune up ? if not why not, it gets new spark parts then..
also, if the cam timing is off. the dizzy sparks between towers
make the distributor useless, it cant distribute spark.
so the first tests are .
static ignition timing. (yes, a tool, called a timing light for $20)
if timing is good the the wires HV are bad.
if timing is bad, bingo..... this is the first test on any motor.
if the timing belt or chain on any SOHC or DOHC engine slips
the dizzy will be way to h3ll off.
learn to use a timing light, and works 100% cranking.

look at that distributor cap (replace it)
see the coil wire , center, that is at 50kv spark.
and see that rotor, if the spark is good at the cap pins 1 to 4
then the dizzy is timed.
if the spark dont reach the spark plugs that means
the wire are bad or the spark plugs are shorted, or both.
its that simple. using a real spark testing tools tells you the KV.
kv = kilovolts. the best tools $5 bucks have and adjustable gap
this car is not 100kv, like newer cars and must be set (tool) to 50kv or tad less to show full powerful spark.

take care not to get shocked, keep hands off the parts
as friend cranks (or remote start button tool)

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If there is no spark to the plugs, but good cap, rotor and wires; then if the there is good power to coil and module, then the module or coil must be bad.

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check to see that the rotor is properly seated I have seen this before turn the rotor untell it drops in place I would try that. good luck cj

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Car starting


There are several problems that can cause this behavior, Is it cold where you are? If so the geo's have a known issue with starting in cold weather.

If not then here is a list of possible issues

1.) Cracked or damaged ignition coil and/or primary wire.
2.) Fuel Pump.
3.) Clogged fuel injectors (Engine will run rough when it does run if this is the case)
4.) Badly worn spark plugs, Spark Plug wires, Distributor cap and/or rotor.

*** WARNING *** Your ignition system contains dangerous voltage levels that could seriously injure or kill anyone coming into contact with the spark. Be sure to use insulated pliers or a spark tester and follow the instructions. Failure to do so could cause serious injury or death.

Tests to confirm:
1.) Purchase a spark tester from your local auto parts store, Connect a spark plug wire to the tester and connect the tester as described in its documentation, Have a friend crank your engine and watch for a bright blue spark, The spark should happen frequently and with a rythm, If it seems to skip alot proceed to test #4. If you dont see a spark at all the ignition coil is to blame, Even if you do see a spark, It should be bright blue and clearly visible in daylight, If it is then your ignition coil is doing its job.

2.) Get a pressure gague and hook it up to the fuel line, Turn the key off and on several times (Dont start the engine) if the pressure doesn't rise when the key is turned to on, Your fuel pump may be faulty, Even if it does rise it should reach 15 PSI, If it doesnt then replace the fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator.
3.) You would have to remove the injectors. I recommend you have a mechanic check to see if this is the problem.
4.) Remove the distributor cap and check the rotor for carbon tracking (A black line on the end that touches the cap) if you see that, Replace the cap and rotor and try test #1 again. If the rotor and cap are in good condition, reinstall them.

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