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Ignition spark no spark from igniter or coil replaced both the distributor rotor turns /no broken timing belt. does this engine has cam or crank sensor and how to check for fire

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You need to replace the TFI module (on outside of distributor) and the distributor pickup coil inside the distributor.

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SOURCE: no spark to plugs.changed crank sensor,coil pack

problem could be the pcm.dealership has to fix.

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

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i had the same problem. there is a group of wires that go by the distributer and branch off to the distributer and go towards the front. when i would jiggle it the van would die. it ended up being a pinched wire.

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SOURCE: not geting fire

try the fuel pump

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SOURCE: Turns over but will not

First make sure your actually getting spark. Remove a plug wire and install a plug in it and ground it. Crank the engine over and look for spark. Next make sure your fuel pump is working the way it should. Turn the key to on and check and make sure you hear the fuel pump buzz for a couple seconds and shut off. If there is no spark then the ignition module mounted on the side of the distributor will need to be replaced. No fuel then you will have to replace the fuel pump.

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