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I have power to the coil and to the injectors, but no spark to plugs.

Have power to coil and power to injectors when cranking but no spark at plugs

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No year, make or model. The ECM controls the spark by grounding the coil/s. It uses the crank sensor to determine the spark to cylinder needing fire. No fire would point me to the crank sensor and wiring to it.

Posted on Nov 30, 2014

  • Dan Black
    Dan Black Nov 30, 2014

    sorry, its a 93 toyota corrolla. auto part store says it doesnt have a crank sensor. if it does where might it be? The only thing left that i though it could be would be the ECU and i ihat to spend 280,00 and that not be it.

  • Randy Ohler Nov 30, 2014

    It has to have one. It is behind the crankshaft balancer/ pulley. With out it, you have no spark. It is just they way the electronics works. Try another parts store or ask a dealer..

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