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I have no power to the coil pack on my 1998 buick laseber

The Engin will not turn over or start unless I hot jump a wire from the battery to the pink wire coming from the coil pack??? Where does the power come from and why would this totally disable my car?? I have replaced the anti theft module and checked the ignition anti theft wires . I don't understand why the pink wire powers up the entire

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This could be many problems. A ground wire may have come off or your negative battery cable is loose. Check your relays and fuses as well. Have an autoparts store run a diagnostic.

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SOURCE: 1994 cadillace anti theft system

I just had this same problem with a '96 . do you have a vats key in your '94? you need to bypass the VATS system. read some of the blogs on this site and it will tell you how to do it. I fixed mine with a $2 resistor from radio shack.

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SOURCE: 93 Buick Century no spark

check the crankshaft sensor or cam sensor

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I noticed you replace the crankshaft sensor, but not the CAMshaft sensor.
The Ignition module takes the input of both sensors to tell the coil when to energize.
This sensor should come up as an error code when you attach a obd reader.
Even if your light is not on - there may be a code. If it is not your vehicle originally, some people pull the bulb!

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Try putting somw SEAFOAM into your tank. It either your O2-sensor, or EGR-valve. Alot of the time, SEAFOAM will clean these sensor up????

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SOURCE: 1997 ES 300 How to reset anti-theft system when car won't start

With the doors shut, insert the key into the drivers door lock. Lock and unlock the door 5 times. This should reset the system. If that doesn't work you should contact a qualified repair shop.

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