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Have the codes read, determine if the coils are shot, the crank sensor is shot, and the less likely and most costly repair would be the ECM is shot. after you have the codes read (for free at local parts shop) you can fix the problem

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WHAT IS THE SPARK PLUG GAP


A spark plug is a device for delivering electric current from an ignition system to the combustion chamber of a spark-ignition engine to ignite the compressed fuel/air mixture by an electric spark, while containing combustion pressure within the engine.

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1995 jetta 3 spark goes into the distributor from the coil, but does not reach the plugs


Do you mean you can take off the coil to dist. high tension cable at the distributor end, and you get spark from the coil? If the spark is strong and blue, then the only thing between that and the spark plug wire end is the distributor cap and rotor. Both are high wear items, good to replace them every hundred thousand or two. Miles, that is.

An ignition system has a primary and a secondary circuit. The secondary circuit is the high voltage coming out of the coil to the top of the distributor, where it touches the top of the rotor, and the current is passed from the center of the rotor to the tip, where it whisks by the metal tip on the dist. cap where a spark plug wire connects. So a continuous current from the coil to the individual spark plug wires, and to the plugs. It's only an instant, but it's a current flow from origination in the coil to ground. When the current reaches the bottom of the spark plug, it has to jump a gap to find a ground. When it jumps, it conveniently makes a spark.

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That would be the ignition coil, the part that creates spark at the spark plug. If you follow the electrical path from the coil wire to the distributor cap, and from there, the spinning rotor just under the distributor cap carries the path from the coil wire at the cap's center to the spark plug wires around the dist. cap, and through the plug wire to the spark plug.
The high voltage causing the spark is created in the ignition coil by the engine computer at the precise right moment signaling an ignition module to cut 12 volts current to the ignition coil. This causes the coil to internally build up high voltage which is passed through the coil to distributor cap wire. The computer knows the precise right moment to initiate spark from engine sensors, primarily the crank position sensor and the cam position sensor.

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96 geo prizm 1.6l. Just had timing belt, water pump replaced. Allso, coil and spark plugs. Car now misses as soon as the water temp starts to come up when accelerating. I just put new plug wires on. Same...


I would definitely try the distributer cap and rotor button. It's about a 15 minute job and might solve your problem. As the car warms up the electrical components of course heat up too. As the heat goes up, resistance also increases in electrical connections, wires, etc. You could be getting enough current to pass between the rotor and the poles at low temps but, as they heat up, sufficient current for a good spark is not being passed along.

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What could be the problem in a 1993 Saturn SL1 car that does not start. It sounds like electrical. When the ignition switch is swung, the engine sounds like it is out of fuel but its not. The relays and...


Well it is 17 years old, many things could be bad. There is a hook up under the dash to connect an analyzer, that would be a place to start. There are two coils, under the coils is an ignition module, that could be bad.

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Resistor vs non-resistor spark plugs


resistor spark plugs make zero diff in the way the engine runs, they supress radio noise only, this electrical noise can interfere with the cars radio and other electronics.

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How many knock sensor has 1996 mazda millenia 2.3 s.And also the right side bank do not has spark is it possible of knock sensor!!!! thank You


The distributor may be broken, it's what provides the electrical current to your spark plugs. And emissionwiz is right, knock sensor has nothing to do with your spark plugs.

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Oil where spark plugs go?


For the oil it seems like head gaskets need replacing. As far as the electrical issue, sound like you may have a damaged wire from the ignition to the starter, I would try to trace the current to all electrical components; battery, starter alternator and see if you can find the area of the bad wire.

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