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I have a 1990 geo prizm i parked it and the next day wouldn't start there is no fire to the spark plugs replaced coil it still won't start. Does anyone know anything about the ingnition module> would this cause my problem?

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Yes your ignition module can cause that but before you buy a new one you can take it to your local auto part store and get it test out of the car
there is a machine than can do that

but also a crankshaft position sensor or camshaft sensor can cause the same symptom.

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can be many things.
but first check spark directly at the coil,
if coil HV output is zero.
then bad dizzy cmp
then bad ignitor
then bad coil
or bad ecu.
there is a test for each, do you have tools?

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like Abbott and Costello, (together ness)
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if not coil spark, then bad dizzy or bad ignitor, or bad coil. or fuse.

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so the engine cranks,
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