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Im getting no spark from the coil even after replacing it. it starts when it wants to do to a short

Repalced the coil test the chareging system and thats fine to. i have a short somewhere. where can i buy a new wiring kit for the whole truck. the rear tail lights dont work when i trun on the driving lights for night. i know the wiring is bad i just need to know where i can find a new wiring kit.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    have you tested the system for trouble codes?



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