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I have an intermittent starting problem. Starter engages and spins the motor. Sometimes it starts, sometimes not. I thought it may be the ECM. Replaced it, started immediately. Next time I tried to start it. Spins but no fire. No spark. I replaced the coil, made no difference. Looking for ideas

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Have the crankshaft sensor checked.

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