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Car wont start. Engine is cranking but not firing. Starter, sparkplugs, distibutor cap are all good. Replaced IACV. What sensors could make the car not fire if the were damaged?

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The Electronic Ignition switch also called the may have failed.

Posted on Dec 29, 2010

  • zachariah_st Dec 29, 2010

    Would that cause the engine not to get any spark ?

  • Wisslindixy Dec 29, 2010

    Yes. I had the electronic ignition in my 94 toyota pickup fail and it just stopped dead right there in the road. No spark. The electronic ignition does the same thing as in the old days when cars had an ignition coil. It's the part that gives the distributor spark to work with and the distributor tells the spark which cylinder to go to and when. Electronic ignition is more efficient than the old coil system was but both are prone to failure.



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