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It's not getting a spark to/from the distributor.

It's not getting a spark. I pulled out a spark plug and tried turning over the engine to check for a spark and nothing.

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They are known for faulty distributor and ignition module and ecu.

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Be wary of electronic ignitons as the charge can kill!
check module on distributor aswell

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My 94 mustang gt will not turn over, I changed the timing an checked fuel pump replaced my distributor checked all growns an battery has power turns over but will not start any one help on problem


pull one spark plug wire from the spark plug, and hold the metal contact inside it close to the engine block. Use insulated pliers or just set it close to metal where it will sit on its own. Watch the contact while someone else tries to start the car. you should see a fairly strong spark.

If spark 'yes' reconnect the plug wire and check to be certain you are getting fuel into the cylinders.

If spark 'no', reconnect the plug wire and do the same test on the primary lead from the center of the distributor cap.

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Is there a check engine light?

Sensors. Use a code reader of a jumper to read codes from your check engine light. Here's some help.
http://www.2carpros.com/kpages/first_things.htm

No check engine light.

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1.try checking the clearance in the spark plug if you have insufficient or more clearance you wont get spark check this.
2.check the wire coming to the spark plug.if power is not coming to spark plug there wil be discontinuity in the wire try replace it.

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