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I have a 1997 Volkswagen Golf with a problem with no High voltage at the distributor. I already replaced the coil with out succes. Any sugestions?

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If you have power and a pulsing crank sinal at the power output stage and no spark replace the out put stage. If no pulse replace crank sensor.Good Luck.

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