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Coil not firing or injectors

Changed engine both were running before swap. now no fire or injector running different coil,distributor

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First, do as others have suggested and be sure the distributor is turning. If not, check that the distributor is seated properly and the tabs at the base go into the slot on the end of the camshaft. After that, I suggest checking the ground wires, especially the ones for the intake and head to the chassis. Check fuses, relays and all electrical connections to along the engine wiring harness.

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If the timing belt is broken, the distributor will not turn. Make sure the rotor is turning when the engine is cranking.

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take your timing cover off have a friend look to see if the belt is moving while you crank the engine i would say that the belt is broken

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The ECM has a blown capacitor inside it for opening the injector you will most likly need to get it rebuilt, buy a new ,or used ECM had the same problem with my sidekick.

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SOURCE: no fire to the spark plugs,,,no fire from the coil

Timing belt lossen top bolts on cover pry slightly to check belt
Bad news is these are interface motors meaning when the belt fails its almost always catastrophic......

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SOURCE: my car isn't firing. I changed my ignition coil,

Without looking at the diagram on our model Is suspect the pickup in the distributor has gone bad. In the early type distributors the pickups are prone to go bad but ground the wire from the coil to the cap and remove the cap, have a friend turn the engine over with the starter for a few seconds, check that the rotor button is turning !

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