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How do you test the distributor and camshaft sensor? my car isnt getting a spark and i put a new coil in it. there is no crankshaft position sensor because it is a 4 cyl 1.6L.

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CHECK IGNITION FUSE.IF FUSE GOOD YOU HAVE IGNITION MODULE PROBLEM.HOOK CAR TO SCANNER IT WILL SAVE TIME AND MONEY.

Posted on May 15, 2010

  • acrjh91 May 16, 2010

    i will do that but i dont know where the obd attachment is. and is it obd1 or 2 i believe it is one. i went out and bought a obd tester and it has both 1 and 2 capabilities. and i also do not have the connector for it. could you tell me what the pin outs are or where to get a connector it would be greatly appreciated

  • Jonah Oneal May 16, 2010

    LOOK UNDER ENGINE COMPARTMENT BACK LEFT FRONT STRUT TOWER.YOU NEED A JUMPER WIRE AND GROUND THE GREEN 1 PIN CONNECTOR TO A BOLT ON THE BODY.TO GET CODE YOUR IGNITION SWITCH ON POSITION WITH ENGINE OFF.THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WILL FLASH OUT CODES.YOU NEED A CODE BOOK.AUTO ZONE AND ADVANCE AUTO PARTS THEY SALE PCM CODE BOOKS. TO CLEAR CODES YOU DISCONNECT THE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE DEPRESS THE BRAKE PEDAL FOR 5 SECONDS RECONNECT THE BATTERY CABLE.

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