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No fire to start car

I have a 1992 ford probe. I have replaced the spark plugs and wires and it started up for 2 days just fine now it won't start. It sounds like its out of gas when trying to start. Could it be a distributor cap or the ignition coil?

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  • pjm2258 Apr 26, 2009

    I changed the cap, ignition coil, ignition moduleand fuel filter and still won't start . Has spark and is getting fuel. Any help

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Pull a plug out and touch it to a bolt on the engine while turning over the engine. This will tell you if you have fire. By the way, if you don't put it on a strong ground it will ground through you, if it does that you're getting fire. If not, cap, rotor,and coil are the way to go. If you do have fire, then check the fuel pressure and timing. Don't forget to vote.
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