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The ignition coil on my 89 s 10 blazer smoked minutes after the engine died i replaced the coil now im getting no spark

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Inside the distributor car, there is a device called the condenser coil. If your spark coil has shorted out, it may have sent a powerful surge through your entire system causing several items to burn out. The condenser coil looks like a small silver tube with one wire coming from it. It screws underneath the rotor button. Replace that and see what happens.

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