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Will not start, no spark

Vehicle died while driving. I have checked the timing belt and it is ok, the rotor turns. I have connected a timing light and I get no spark at any of the sparkplug wires. I have spoken with a Mazda service person and they suggest that it may be the igniter. Is there any way to check this before I ourchase a replacement ?

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Get spark tester and start testing from the spark plugs back. first hook it to aplug wire and check for spark if no spark ten hook it to the coil wire and check for spark if no spark then there is a chance that your coil or ignition module is bad if it is equipt with electronic ignition.

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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