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My 97 ford explorer isnt getting a spark

When i start my ford it wont start because its not getting a spark from the spark plug... what should i do?

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  • pmichael54 May 11, 2010

    are you geting spark from the coil?

  • jrk05a May 11, 2010

    It's not getting spark from the spark plug or is it not getting spark to the spark plug?... have you tested to make sure that you are getting spark to the plug? checked the distributor cap/rotor?...

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Check all the fuses and then check the coil

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