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I would like to mount a tachometer in my 87 Dakota

I would like to mount a tachometer in my 1987 3.9 liter Dakota. I have found that connecting the tach signal wire to the negative side of the coil (per tach manufacturer directions) does not work (no reading), I suspect it is bevause the negative side of the coil goes to a spark control computer, which interacts with a Hall Effect transistor in the distributor for spark generation. Where must I connect a tach to get it to work with this engine?

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SOURCE: 96 Dodge Dakota .....NO SPARK

I had a very similar problem with my 95 dakota. I had recently changed my alternator, after which my truck would not start, due to no spark. I retraced all my wires from the coil and computer and came across a ground wire that i missed putting on when i reinstalled my alternator. It went under one of the alternator mounting bolts. after reconecting that ground wire the truck started and ran fine. Its amazing how something so simple caused me so much trouble.

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SOURCE: 96 Dodge Dakota .....NO SPARK

no spark to plugs but have power

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