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Hi i have a ls400 it will turn over but wont start. it might not be getting spark to the spark plugs. i checked 3 of 8 of them and they are NOT getting spark. ive had the car for a week but was running strong and starting every time. any ideas of why it isnt getting spark to the spark plugs?

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You don't say what year you have so I'm not sure if you have the older version with dual distributors, up until 1997 or 1998 above with coil on plug. If you have a 1998+ , there is no chance that all 8 coils failed so I would look elsewhere. In my professional opinion, I would focus on the crank sensor. If the ECM is not getting the crank signal, it doesn't know where the #1 cylinder is so it will not fire.

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  • joseph Oct 20, 2013

    sorry i have a 91 ls400 so yes it does gave duel distributors... i used a test light and the coil pack is getting power to both ends... i also used it for the distributor but didnt get any power. so i tried the spark plug wires nd i got power but not alot.. i figure its the spark plug wires or the distributor.


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Maybe check the flex plate. I had a 94 concorde with a similar problem. Scanner said it was the cam and crank sensors. The flex plate can get a crack around the bolt pattern which allows it to shimmy when running. throwing off the cam and crank somehow as the mechanic tried to explain to me.

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crankshaft sensor, or computer on toyotas then it was usually the distributor or the computer, but the crankshaft sensor might be bad too thats what helps to get you spark.

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