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I have a 1988 reatta that I drive daily and today when I parked it for a half and hour then came out to start it up it would not start. The engine cranked but it would not start. I check for spark and it appears that it has none. Do you have a suggestions.

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    same as youurs

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Coil packs or crank sensor, be sure to look at you wiring to your crank sensor some are known to go bad.

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