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Car stopped while driving. Tried to start it , but to o avail. Turns over , but no spark. Changed coil changed distributor changed rotor and still nothing. Any ideas?

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Hi, you will need a voltmeter to diagnose the problem. Set your meter to DC, turn the key on, and check the voltage at the positive coil terminal (black wire with white stripe) with the other probe at engine ground. If no battery voltage, suspect your ignition switch or fuse. If you have battery voltage to the coil, next set your meter to AC and check voltage across the coil primary winding (black wire with white stripe and other black wire) while someone cranks the engine. You should have at least 1 volt AC or more. If no AC voltage, suspect your crank angle sensor inside the distributor. The distributor would have to be replaced, so you would want to be sure it's bad. There are some specific tests you could run, but I would need to know the exact engine you have to provide correct test procedures.

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E16i, CA16DE and CA18DE Engines
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Fig. Fig. 3: Crank angle sensor testing-CA18DE engine

  1. Disconnect the CMP electrical connector.
  2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
  3. Using a voltmeter and check the CMP power source between terminal B and a known good engine ground. The voltmeter should read approximately battery voltage.

    If reading is as specified, proceed to the next step. If reading is not as specified, check power supply circuitry.

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
  2. Using an ohmmeter, check the CMP sensor ground circuit, by connecting the meter between a known good engine ground and terminal:

    E16i engine- terminal D . CA16DE and CA18DE engines- terminal A .

  1. Continuity should exist.

    If continuity does not exist, repair open in ground circuit. If continuity does exist, proceed to the next step.
  2. Start the engine.
  3. To test the sensor 180° signal, connect a logic probe between the following terminals:

    E16i and CA18DE engines-ECU terminal 17 and a known good engine ground. CA18DE engine-ECU terminals 21, 31 and a known good engine ground.

  1. To test the sensor 1° signal, connect a logic probe between the following terminals:

    E16i and CA18DE engines-ECU terminal 8 and a known good engine ground. CA18DE engine-ECU terminals 22, 32 and a known good engine ground.

  1. The logic probe should indicate that a pulse signal exists in both tests. If a pulse signal was not present, inspect wiring. If wiring is okay, replace the crank angle sensor.

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