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No spark on 1988 s-10 pickup 2.8 new plugs,wires coil,cap and rotor.ran for about 20mins and then quit,wont start

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    new plugs, wires, cap, and rotor. followed diagram given, but the vehicle won't turn over at all now. never had the problem before, very frustrating

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It could be that the ignition module is defective and causing this problem.If it's the original ignition module it may be time to replace it. The ignition module can be tested by your local Shucks or Auto Zone usually for free, The module when its starting to go out will work fine until it warms up, it will then quit working because the coils inside of it short out, until it cools down. If the module is completely gone there will be no spark at any time, The module is inside the distributor under the rotor held in by a couple of screws,

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