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Not getting spark

My car turns over but will not start .i am getting power to the coil packs but it seems that i am not getting power out of the coil packs. how do i test the coil packs?

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    My car died at a signal light and has not stated since. I am not getting any spark to the coil. I have replaced the spark plugs and spark plug wires. The copils are operating correctly and I am at a loss. A friend suggested a diagnotsic test but my check engine light never came on.

    Any suggestions?

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Testing the coil packs.

1. Get an INSULATED wire and hook it to a ground on the car.
2. Get some one to help you
3. pull a spark plug wire off the coil
4. hold grounded wire close to, but not touching, the part where the spark plug wire connects
5. keep hands away from coil and have your helper turn the engine over ( start car and turn off)
6. if there was a spark between the wire and the coil pack it is good. if not, the coil pack needs replaced
7. replace the spark plug wire
8. test the rest

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