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1989 plymouth acclaim won't start

Fire from the coil but the car will not start. replaced the magnetic pickup and it still won't start. does not have fire from distributer to plugs.

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Is dist. turning???if not timing belt is suspect(broken),if it is you most likely have a small burn hole through ignition rotor..

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Same thing happened to ours - probably the timing belt. New coil, cap, rotor, wires, hall sensor, and computer - still no spark. Had timing belt changed and presto - car starts.

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