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I have no spark to my plugs on my Dakota - 1992 Dodge Dakota

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Hi, first check the 20 amp fuse D. If good, use a 12 volt test light to check for power on the positive coil terminal (green wire/orange stripe, key on). If no power, the problem is with the ASD relay ot ignition switch. If power, the problem is the timing signal from the PCM or the coil itself.
No coil power:
pull out the auto-shutdown relay and probe the socket with a 12 volt test light:
hook the test light clip to ground and probe the socket terminals. There should be one hot terminal (from fuse D) with the key off and 2 hot terminals with the key on (turn-on signal from ignition switch).
Move the test light clip to battery positive and probe the socket again.
With the key on, there should be one terminal that lights the light brightly (PCM turn-on signal) and one that light it dimly (load terminal)

If there is power to the coil, test the coil primary and secondary winding impedances using an ohmmeter. If the coil is good, test the crankshaft position sensor. Set the ohmmeter to the 1K-10K scale. Place an ohmmeter across terminals B and C (see the illustration). The meter reading should be open (infinite resistance). If a low resistance is read, replace the camshaft position sensor.
Please let me know if you have questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

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Posted on Mar 26, 2011

  • Jeffrey Turcotte
    Jeffrey Turcotte Mar 26, 2011

    check coil impedance:

    crank sensor location:

    Crank sensor pinout:



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