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Low oil level light came on and engine quit. no spark. tried starting fluid and not even a bump. i do not get codes from the computer, no blinks at all. lyle

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Start at basics,,ck spark,,spark tester or old way,,take spark plug wire off, get spark plug,lay it on something that will make a ground,,exhaust manifold or alt bracket ect,,,have someone turn motor over ck spark,,no spark,,ck cap, rotor, coil,,(cap

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