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87 toyota 22R no spark

I have an 87 toyota pick up, no spark. I changed the pick up coil, checked for power to coil, good power, been told that it is the ignighter,problem is they want $450 for new one.having hard time finding used one. what I want to know, is there a way to test so I don't spend a fortune and it not work? thank you. chad

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  • askadad Feb 06, 2009

    Exact same problem. Looking for a used spark ignitor for a 1987 Toyota Pickup Truck

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To check the Coil, pull the HT lead that comes from the coil to the dissy cap out of the dissy cap and hold close to the engine and with the ignition switch turned on earth the negative side of the coil. If there is no spark then the coil is the likely problem. If there is spark then check that the ignitor is recieving the signal from the pick-up (use an LED tester at the ignitor plug) the tester should blink as you crank the engine over. If the tester doesn't blink then check the output of the pick-up at the plug on the side of the dissy, if still no blink then check the pick-up clearance. If it blinks at the dissy and not at the ignitor the check the wires/plugs for breaks. If it blinks at the ignitor and there is still no spark then the ignitor is the likely fault.

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