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Won't start...has power to coil but no spark. has new plugs,cap & wires

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Remove the tfi module,this is attached to the distributor,have it checked at the auto parts store,if it is bad replace it,if it is good,replace the pick up coil in the distributor,if this was at all helpful,please rate,thank you.

Posted on Sep 03, 2010

  • wardog2011 Jun 28, 2011

    sometimes too a wire that runs fron the coil to the tfi rots out and needs to be replaced. Just fyi

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