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I was driving my 1991 subaru legacy and it just died. It still turns over and is not out of gas but it won't start back up. I assume it is a fuel or spark problem but I am not very familiar with fuel injection systems and right now it is kind of isolated and i have not been able to scan it for codes yet. any help would be great!

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Either an ignition module or a sensor on a vehicle this old ,think the sensor might be inside the distributor on this one,and the module under the coil

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