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On my 1988 Olds Toronado , 3.8L, I replaced the ignition coil pack after it was determined faulty and now it cranks but no spark is reaching the plug wires. I cheked all wiring and relays and was wondering if it could be the ignition control module or computer. Also i was wondering if anyone knew the check engine codes ( by the flashes) without having it hooked up to a scanner and the exact placement of the jumper wire for the scanner connection.

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