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87 camry NO START WITH TWO BATTERY REPLACEMENTS

No spark- ithas new leads cap and rotor so..... ORIGINAL BATTERY TESTED AS BAD,REPLACED WITH ANOTHER NEW BATTERY,SAME PROBLEM OCCURS(NO START)

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