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96 Dodge Dakota .....NO SPARK

I have a 1996 Dakota with the 3.9 Liter. I lost spark. I replaced the Hall Effect pick up and the Crank sensor. The Ignition fuse is good. I bought a repair manual and attempted to diagnose the problem. When following the manual to test the coil and the distributor I had a problem because the illustration pics were not the same. I am getting a negative voltage reading on one of the coil wires. Any ideas? Can you tell me what kind of reading I should be looking for from my voltage meter on the coil wire or such. well my 94 Dakota ran good up until i parked out side my house . Then after a day or two i wanted to go some were I then had no spark

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  • ben May 11, 2010

    looks like at least 4 different suppliers made coil packs for chrysler in the era your truck was made. i find specs for diamond, toyodenso, essex and prestolite. rather than copy all the specs for all those different coil packs would be easier if you tell me if you have one of those. if you have a different thing that any of those then i don't think i can find good info for you. if you do have one of those, tell me which one and i'll give you the info i've got. hope that helps

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No spark to plugs but have power

Posted on Aug 11, 2011

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    Take off the fuse box then under neath it you will find a big cluster of weirs take the tap and or casing off then make shore all the weirs are in-tacked if they are not try to mach them up most likely the red weir would have came apart. If so then you will have no spark. and if that don't start right me back then ill help you fine what it is.

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You should have power on one terminal of the coil connector when cranking engine,i prefer using a test light..put the lead of your test light on battery positive and check other coil connector terminal..it should flash/pulse..if it is,you need an ignition coil..if not,you may have an engine controller problem..also check harness near controller and fuseblock for corroded wires..controller may not be powered up properly

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switch your ac relay and asd relay see if helps

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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