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No spark there is no spark changed camshaft and crankshaft sensors and the coils is within the specs the repair book gives and both sensors have 8 volts any suggestions

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Has there been any recent work done on timing components???

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My Buick Rendezvous now cranks but wont start no matter the temp of the engine or outside. Replaced the ECT sensor and it worked for a while but now refuses to start at all. Jumping it doesn't help.


The first thing I think is the 'coil' the second thing I think is the throttle position sensor (TPS). Some sensors will not throw a code as they are pre-ignition sensors (TPS). Press the gas pedal to the floor and start the vehicle - this will bypass the TPS. If the vehicle starts clean or replace the TPS. If not you may have to replace the coil pack or coil(s) but test them first (ohm with volt-meter - book should have specs).

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I've replaced everything to do with ignition spark on ky 1998 gmc pickup it has a 350 vortech engine why am I jot getting spark at the spark plugs ?

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I have a p2323 code and replaced the spark plugs. I pulled the battery cable and after a week the code came back. What could be causing this.

P2323 Dodge - Ignition Coil Secondary Number 8 Circuit Condition - Faulty spark plug or coil boot
- Faulty Ignition Coil 8
- Ignition Coil 8 harness is open or shorted
- Ignition Coil 8 circuit poor electrical connection
Possible symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Engine may be running rough

P2323 Dodge Description
The ignition system is controlled by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) on all engines. Each cylinder is equipped with 1 dual-output coil. Meaning one coil mounts directly over one of the dual spark plugs for 1 high-voltage output.
Battery voltage is supplied to all of the ignition coils positive terminals from the ASD relay. If the PCM does not see a signal from the crankshaft and camshaft sensors (indicating the ignition key is ON but the engine is not running), it will shut down the ASD circuit.
Base ignition timing is not adjustable. By controlling the coil ground circuits, the PCM is able to set the base timing and adjust the ignition timing advance. This is done to meet changing engine operating conditions.
The PCM adjusts ignition timing based on inputs it receives from:
- The engine coolant temperature sensor
- The crankshaft position sensor (engine speed)
- The camshaft position sensor (crankshaft position)
- The manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor
- The throttle position sensor
- Transmission gear selection
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My car will not start No Spark. I changed a faulty coil pack , all 8 plugs the camshaft sensor and crankshaft sensor, got an oil change and put injection cleaner in my tank. again there is no spark ,

Have you checked to see if the distributor is getting low voltage power? Also check the rotor and cap to see if they are corroded or cracked.

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Do you have to remove the cam gear to change the camshaft senaor.

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The camshaft position sensor is located at the front of the cylinder head under the timing belt cover. On 2.0L models, the camshaft position sensor is located behind the camshaft sprocket and is equipped with a pigtail lead and a remote connector. On 1.8L turbo models, the camshaft position sensor is located at the front of the intake camshaft. check the terminals in the connector and the wires leading to the sensor for looseness and breaks. Repair as required.

Before checking the camshaft position sensor, check the voltage supply and ground circuits from the ECM. Dosconnect the electrical connector from the camshaft position sensor and connect a voltmeter to terminals 1 and 3 at the harness connector from the camshaft position sensor and connect a voltmeter to terminals 1 and 3 at the harness connector. Turn the ignition key On - the voltage should read approximately 5.0 volts. If the voltage is incorrect, check the wiring from the camshaft position sensor to the ECM. If the circuits are good, have the ECM checked at a dealer service department or other properly equipped repair facility.

To check the camshaft position sensor operation, reconnect hte connector to the camshaft position sensor and using a suitable probe, backprobe terminal no. 2 of the camshaft position sensor connector. Connect the positive lead of a voltmeter to the probe and the negative lead to a good engine ground point. Turn the ignition key On. Rotate the engine slowly with a breaker bar and socket attached to the crankshaft pulley center bolt while watching the meter. The voltage should fluctuate between zero volts and 10.0 volts as the vanes in the reluctor wheel past the sensor. If the test results are incorrect, replace the camshaft position sensor. Note: Rotate the engine slowly through at least two complete revolutions. Removing the spark plugs from the engine will make the crankshaft much easier to turn. Warning: If you remove the spark plugs, unplug the primary (low voltage) electrical connector(s) from the ignition coil(s) to disable the ignition system

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How is the right way to install a camshaft sensor in a 1998 4 cyl eclipse non turbo ?

If the ASD (in your case MFI) is working and your getting fuel and no spark.You need to test the coil for power ,look at the coil terminal the middle is power (B+) or 12 volts. Each other side is for ignition signal for that cylinder, Just measure the middle of the 3 wire with key on if you have 12 volts you are going to need a ECM ,There is no programing needed just match it drop in and play

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2002 taurus 3.0 ohv. no spark at spark plugs. new coil pack that tests good on the primary and secondary. New ignition switch, new computer, new camshaft position sensor. The coil pack is receiving battery...

Do you know what the 5 volt reference voltage is ? A4 CHECK VREF VOLTAGE TO THROTTLE POSITION (TP) SENSOR
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Is voltage between 4.0 and 6.0 volts?
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No fire to the plugs

Well let me give you a brief understanding of the electrical ignition system.

The PCM controls the ground circuit for the ignition coil ground circuit. So basically the PCM determines when to open and close the ground circuit for each individual ignition coil, therefore making it give power to the spark plug or not.

The ignition coils get there power from a power distribution center which as an ASD (Automatic Shut Down) Relay located inside of it. So your problem may lay within this.

Also, like you said, you may need to check the crankshaft and camshaft sensors because they give information to the PCM which then calculates the best timing for the system.

To check the crankshaft sensor first check the harness and test to see if the sensor is getting 5.0 volts. To do this you need to connect the positive end of a voltmeter to the orange wire terminal and the negative lead the the black/lt blue wire terminal at the harness connector. Then turn on the ignition and check the voltage. If voltage isn't right check the wiring between the PCM and the sensor.

If you are getting the correct voltage next check the sensor itself. You need to reconnect the harness to the sensor and you need an analog voltmeter. Then you need to backprobe the harness, which is sliding the probes from the meter into the wire side of the harness, if you meter has clips then get a sharp pin and slide into the harness and clip the meter to the pin.

Checking the Crankshaft Position Sensor

With the sensor connected, backprobe the gray/black wire terminal of the sensor connector to the positive lead on the analog meter and the negative lead connects to an engine ground. Turn the ignition key On and with a breaker bar and sockey manually turn the crankshaft clockwise. Do one full revolution and keep an eye on the meter, if you get readings of 5.0 volts then the sensor is good if not replace the sensor.

Checking the Camshaft Position Sensor

Again check the harness for the sensor first. The positive lead of an analog voltmeter connects to the orange wire terminal and the negative lead to the black/lt blue wire terminal. Turn ignition on and you should get approx. 5.0 volts. If voltage is incorrect check the wiring.

If wiring the harness is giving adequate power now check the sensor. Its the same idea used to check the crankshaft sensor but this time connect the power lead of the meter to the backprobe connected to the tan/yellow wire terminal and the ground lead to a good ground. Turn ignition On position and manual turn the crankshaft clockwise a full revolution while also checking for the meter to fluctuate between 0.0 and 5.0 volts. If you don't get the proper reading then the sensor is bad.

This should help solve your problem.

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