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No fire Hi, I have an '84 300zx. No turbo. It has been sitting for about a year now because I haven't been able to figure out what happened to it. I was comin home one day and as soon as I pulled into my driveway, it died and hasn't started since. It didn't back fire, sputter, or anything, it just plain quit. I replaced the distributor, rotor, ignition coil and module both. I pulled the fuel line apart going to the injectors, turned the engine over and have fuel getting there, but I have no spark. None. I pulled number one wire off, put a timing light on it and had a friend turn the car over, but not a single flash on the timing light, not a spark from the wire at all. I suspect the timing belt, but before I tear into that, I wanted to check with you to get any thoughts you might have.

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  • rickster300z May 03, 2009

    myproblem started about 5 miles after refueling it started running rough and dying and then it would run and idle smooth but when thedoor was closed it would die now it turns over but willnot start wont even hit


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Its called an ignitor.Located on side wall behind headlight close to ignition coil.looks like a quarter mouted to a steel bracket with a three wire plug.Expensive but effective.It sends the signal to the distributer to send power to rotor when its supposed to.Let me know how you make

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If your car is an automatic, you need to adjust your linckage.on the transmission lever. Adjust the inhibition switch at the transmission. If neither works, I would advice you to run a wire from the ignition switch to the starter solenoid.At the ignition, the yellow and black wire is the one which you need to run a jumper from to the starter plug-in wire at the bottom of the starter[yellow wire]. You should get some action. stop missing with things that are not the problem. You should have started at the fuse box. Good luck!

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Check coil for spark it could be could be sensor that triggers ignition

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