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It just turns over. I replaced coils, and plate, also the computer. I have spark.

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Okay you have spark what colour was your spark did you use a spark tester or just a spark plug?

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Check the leads on the pickup coil under the plate in the distributor. If one breaks the distributor needs to come out, lower gear needs to come off and shaft removed to get to it (not really that hard).
If the leads are good then the module mounted on the plate needs to be changed. (there is no valid test for that part except to replace)

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my money would be on the coil cover, especially if it had been a long time since the last tune up. it is certainly worth trying, as this is part of a routine tune up anyways. good luck!

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Cranks will not start where is the sensor that makes it get fire to the motor I belive it is not fireing .


Grab a Spark tester from a parts store if you believe it is not firing, and locate the coil packs. Plug the tester on to the coil pack, and in to the corresponding plug wire when you turn it over you will see spark if it's working. If a coil is not working, switch it with another coil and see if the good coil has spark in the same position as the one that appeared bad. If the good coil also does not fire from that position, thecontrol module is bad. The control module is the plate that the coil packs sit on it is quite easy to replace by removing the coils, however not the cheapest part, hopefully it is the coil for your sake.

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If you have fuel, replace the coil plate, you fried the diode in the coil plate causing it to not fire to test you need a spark plug detector light to see if your getting spark. If you just disconnect the wire and test it like the old spark plug system you will fry the coil or the diode in the plate, I forget what ford calls it, GM calls it a firing diode?? I think rusty memory.

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My 2002 dodge ram van cranks/ won't fire


The coil is inside the distributor cap. It is a flat round plastic plate the cap pushes downn on when you put it on, with wires going to it. Disconnect the wire connector, remove the distributor cap, remove the rotor, pull up on the wires till the coil/plate pops off the distributor housing. Replace with new coil, reverse procedure to assemble it all.
Be careful to clean inside the distributor when you have the coil out, as it does not come apart often, and sand and dirt builds up under the shield/plate of the coil, especially in dusty areas, so blow it and wipe it out good. Put the new coil in. Put the rotor on, then the cap.
Replace all this stuff if you have trouble with the coil.
Also, replace spark plugs or clean them, as misfires and mis timed spark can cause one or more plugs to really carbon up fast and bad.

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Car still wont crank


sorry for the delay but if you can't figure whats wrong and still no spark try to see if any of the wires going to the coils have pawer when ignition is turn on, if not thats the problem but if does then it does not mean you have to take it to the dealer, any auto repair will fix it, it does not have to be the dealer, and on the coil plate, was the whole plate replaced with the module on the bottom or jkust the coils? because they are together with the ignition module, and the module might be the problem

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