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No spark when trying to start car, replaced distributor cap and still no start.?!?

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Still could be coil or distributer pickup.
Easiest to take each off, one at a time, and take in to have tested at place like Autozone.
When removing distributer, set to TDC first, and mark where rotor pointing on housing, for easier re-install.

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

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