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I have a 1993 saturan i that is not getting fire to the plugs. i am wanting to know also if there is some kind os sensior in the front bumper that would make this happen. i was involved in a acciedent where i hit someone in the rear, my car was not dammages but about 2mths later my care just stop running one day while setting at a stop light. i tried to restart the care and it would not start.

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  • bhayes446 Nov 16, 2009

    where is the firing plate located and how hard to replace

  • bhayes446 Nov 17, 2009

    We have replaced the fuel pump i will have to find out about the coil. also the car might start run for 5-10 sec then stop again.



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The air bag system would not stop the car from starting even after air bags deploy the car will start and run . ther are accearometers in the front sides and middle of the hood and in the computer but not in the rear. So you have a bad coil or a fuel pump out. My guess is the fuel pump. since the 93 Saturn is a moduale body it is possible the accident damagd the wiring harness. Get your insurance to fix it.

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  • Bruce Hathcock Nov 16, 2009

    Wanted to add that a short could have been caused by the hit in the rear and may cause you to blow a fuse for the ingtion system, however if you are sure your not getting a spark then you need to see if the fuse is blown for the ECU or computer and also ingtion system, one is 7.5 amps and the other is a 10 amp fuse so you may want to check them all. if the fuses are good then you may have a bad firring plate it's called the diode firing plate. to test if yo have a soldering iron with a trigger you can remove a spark plug wire get it close to metal and turn the key switch on then pull the trigger on the soldering iron if the coil sparks you have found your problem. the diode firing plate is gone. If it does not then you need to know if you get fire to the coil and the plate. Good luck.



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