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Jetta clx 1800: ignition turned on, car swings but does not start. All wiring, from plugs, coil.ignition wires, rotor, distributor, fuse box ignition fuse (next to battery) are okay, but car wont start. No spark on coil wire.

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Either replace the coil or the module in the distributor.

Posted on Nov 27, 2013

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check your timing belt

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SOURCE: 1991 vw jetta will not start

there is sensor in distributor called hall sensor ,this generates the pulse for your spark.this is probably faulty.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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Hi, common thing with the mazda was the coil or the ignition amplifier going faulty, both of which are located within the distributor, the coil ususally gives the symptoms you describe, a weak spark. The coil is the most common failure aswell for your vehicle i would recommend a new one, also make sure distributor is spinning as it could just be a case of a broken timing belt.

Good luck Davelee

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SOURCE: car wont start, not getting spark

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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