Question about 1996 Dodge Avenger
The car was running fine and started to shut off at low idle.at a red light for instance. Happened infrequently. Now it won't start at all. My father is a retired mechanic but had never worked on OBD2. The fuel pump is fine. The car cranks but we found there is no spark going to the plugs. he checked the rotor visually. When the engine is turned over the rotor does turn. So we think we ruled out timing belt or chain.
First check the primary (12 v ) to the coil.Next the coil center wire must have a high voltage spark to the distributor cap, if not then your coil is the problem.If you have a good sharp spark from the coil proceed to check the distributor,capacitator,rotor, points (or electronic ignition.You check the spark by having someone crank the engine while you hold the wire far enough away for the spark to jump to ground.Be careful as this is high voltage like a stun gun.Good Luck.
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