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No spark to the plugs.

I have changed the dist. cap, rotor, coil & sync signal generator that's inside the dist. & I still don't have any spark to the plugs.

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I replaced plugs-wires-coil pack-cam sensor-check fuses under hood and still no spark-finally if you look at the fuse box under hood (driver side next to battery-coming out black box-carefuly remove tape wrap from bundle,find the 2 red wires w/white stripe,follow those to where they connect to one red/white stripe wire(half way between box and washer fluid res.remove factory tape there-if there is powder corrossion reconnect and splice wires together-my truck started right up-hope this is the problem.DakotaDoug

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Check fuses inside the engine compartment. Remove each one, and plug it back in, to make sure it has a good contact.

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