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Bad battery now car won't start

I bought a battery from the local Auto recycling yard. It had a reversed polarity. The harness did smoke and the Auto Parts Man tested the Battery and admitted that it was the battery. Now the lights and all stationary stuff works but there's no spark to the plugs.

what may have been burned to short out the ignition. It's a 93 Saturn 4 door Sedan

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Check all ur fuses, if there is some on the harness check those as well. You do not have a distributor, so you must check your ignition module, I have had to replace mine, and it sounds like your problem exactly. Brand new, the ignition module is around 150$ and the 2 coil packs are 60$ a piece, I got both of them at a dysmantler, for 48$, and it worked like a charm. It is easy to pull and install.

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You could have shorted out the grounding wire or maybe your distributor.

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