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No spark... we have changed the distributor and coil. still not getting spark. got electricity to the coil. all fuses are good. 5.7L engine. anyone have any ideas?

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  • ginny1305 Aug 23, 2008

    no. the problem is when you pull the coil wire off there is no spark coming from the coil. so it's not the plugs or wires.

  • ginny1305 Aug 28, 2008

    well, we finally broke down and took it to the shop. turns out it was the cam sensor. go figure. also something had gotten under it and chewed up a bunch of wires. thanks for the help!



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Have you changed or thought about your crank position sensor. If that goes bad it will didable your fuel and spark

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Did you change plugs and wires yet?

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  • Charles ogden Aug 23, 2008

    seems to me you have bad coil if that is where the power stops at maybe the one you got aint any better than the one you took off this has happened to me before good luck



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