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My car is not getting any fire. not a battery or alt problem.possible ignition coil? help

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You may need a linkable fuse in one of your battery cables.

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It could be an ignition coil or many other things to diagnose the problem I would start by removing the oil cap have an assistant crank the engine while you watch the cams inside to make sure they are turning if not you most likely have a broken timming belt. if they do turn the next step is to scan the vehicle for touble codes. then follow down the diagnostic procedure for the opposing code or codes. The most likely cause is going to be one of three thing broken timming belt, bad camshaft position sensor, or faulty wiring not probabl but still a possability. hope this helps and good luck.

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You said -"no fire" so that's completely dead - not even a missfire?

The problem should be at the coil, or 12V side of things.

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