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What is my problem coil will only spark one time and then quitcoil will only spark one time and then quit

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Did you get the car pass on a scanner to see the trouble code could be a crank sensor its hard with no make no model no year

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How do you know it's only one time? I would guess if it sparks once and will not "fire" you have a fuel supply problem. I recommend a repair manual from your favorite auto parts store.

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