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Where is the distributor sensor?

Car turns over but no spark to plugs after changing coil pick up coil and ignition module

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The distributor sensor or the cam position sensor is inside the distributor cover and under the rotor. There should be a wiring harness attached to it, and the sensor should be available at a parts store if you want to replace it. If you have the older 3.0L engine then the sensor is not available as a separate item. You have to purchase the entire distributor assembly to get a new sensor. Dumb I know but I didn't build them that way. LOL. I bought a used assembly at a junk yard and got the sensor out of it.

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Hi, common thing with the mazda was the coil or the ignition amplifier going faulty, both of which are located within the distributor, the coil ususally gives the symptoms you describe, a weak spark. The coil is the most common failure aswell for your vehicle i would recommend a new one, also make sure distributor is spinning as it could just be a case of a broken timing belt.

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SOURCE: Distributor wont spark

check the fuseble link.
you can measure it, and make sure the contact are clean and secured.
the other thing is the check the ignition switch, make sure you have 12v going to the switch.
check thermo switch on top of the block.

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SOURCE: 89 ford probe, 2.2 turbo, no spark.

Check out your "fuel cut-off switch" located by the windshield washer tank behind the driver's side wheel-well panel in the trunk. It's a small box with a push-button at the top. If the button is "soft" when you push it, that's probably your problem. Replace the unit by removing the washer fluid tank first. The box simply plugs in. Probably about $ 100. I replaced three in my Probe. They rot out, and the car simple dies.

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SOURCE: 96 cavalier 2.2L no spark at plugs changed coils

Check the Crankshaft Position Sensor.

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