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No spark in a 1987 nissan pulsar 1.8 liter

Replaced head gasket, got car back to gather and can't get it to fire. Are there some things to look for or test I can do?

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    Is there a way to test the crank sensor?



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Yes, chk the crank sensor, mounted @front of engine near the crrank pulley. Make sure it is plugged in

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