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No spark I have replaced the coil and mogul and there is still no spark it cranks but will not crack over

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    me to. did the sugestions work ?

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    Kit Twitchell Feb 18, 2009

    when my car is turned off and then atemp to start it right away it will not start for at least 15 minutes it cranks but gets no spark, im pretty sure that the anti theft system has been bypassed becouse it is pulled out from under neith the concle and sitting there the light on it does not come on, however when i turn the key on the sucurity light comes on the dash with rest of the dash bourd lights,

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Check the pick up coil in the distributor. you can call a parts store and have the check the ohms of a new one then check yours. if its a way diffrent number that's the problem! good luck

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Do you have anti-theft system? because if so, thats the problem! look what you should do crank it and see your instrument panel, if the security light comes on, then the problem is your anti-theft system.

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