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70 plymouth Cuda 383 eng not getting a spark to plugs new points rotor cap and coil and still no spark.

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Check the ballast resistor (white ceramic block about 2 in long on the firewall, they are about $2.  (You may be depressed you spent the $$ on a tune-up for a $2 part if it solvs the problem, but hey, it needed a tune up anyway.)  There are two types of resistors so pay attention to what it looks like & how many wires. It controls the spark when the engine heats up and is in the coil circuit.  You don't say, but make sure the rotor turns when you crank it over.  The B-block is a very tough engine but if the cam or the distributor drive gear are broken might cause the symptom as well.  

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Check the points for being clean and flat. One side has a trough and the other side has a spike. Clean them so they are flat. Check the points gap with feeler gauges. Check you have power at the ignition coil. With power to the coil, when you disconnect the earth, you should get a spark at the plug. Check the plug gap about 25 thou. Check the rotor inside the distributor cap, it may be missing and you need one. The brass outer contact can be cleaned on the wall of the tyres (those were the days). Also check that the spring loaded contact in the CENTRE of the distributor cap goes up and down. Finally check that the distributor cap doesn't have any cracks. Watch the cap and leads in the dark whilst cranking and looks for sparks tracking to earth. Good luck. Let us know how you get on by making COMMENT under my name.

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  • Bad spark plug wires.
  • Bad distributor cap and rotor. This is pretty easy to check. Open up the cap and look at the points on the underside of the cap and also the point on the rotor. If they look corroded or worn, then you should replace them.

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2. Bad condenser
3 bad rotor or cap
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5. Not likely but could be just a bad wire from the switch to the coil.

First you need to know if you have voltage to the coil -- if yes- go to 6.
if no -- go to 7 ..

6. Put a piece of thick paper between the points contacts, then check for voltage at the points from the coil . If there is voltage at the points ,, check the gap with the points wiper set on the high side of the lobe on the cam in the distributor . A gap of .015-.018 is most common on that engine.
7. If no voltage then back track to the ignition switch ,, fuse box , then battery

I put a plug wire in the coil output to the distributor and a plug in the other end -- lay plug on block and crank engine .. If there is spark at the plug , your in the ball game . If the spark is orange change capacitor if blue spark good to go . you might want to clean and gap your plugs before you reinstall them .

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pretty har to say at this point, help me by telling what u checked and how u checked it. What engine is in the car?

The no spark issue could be any of the following: distributor, dist. cap, rotor, plug wires, spark plugs and engine coil.
Check the engine coil to make sure it isn't cracked, u can easily find it by following the center plug wire from the distributor cap.
I am not the most familiar with chrysler products myself, though i used to be a mechanic. I will look into this for you, but until i find a more precise answer, i am inclined to say it is the engine coil. I will get back to u very soon.
How did this problem occur? Did u come home one night and then car never restarted or did it stall somewhere as u were driving?
What i'm really interested in is knowing how you checked the engine spark.

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