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No spark and everything seems good

Everything is good the distributor the ignitor and the ignition coil. the rotor on the distributor is also running good so i dont think its the timing belt i also replaced the cap and rotor but still wont work. could it be the main relay and if it is who can i check if its good.

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So there is no spark? if not the distributor is very common or the main power ecu fues

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You may want to have the cam and crank positioning sensors checked out

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