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Just wont spark!!!

Hi, First I went for the Ignition Coil (got 3 from the competitive models, from JY of course), then Transistor Ignitor ( same model from JY), then LED module of Distributor (same model from JY), even then it wont spark. Finally I had to dig in from savings and get new coil from Autozone and distributor with cap, rotor and new lead set. Timed it to North on T-belt with rotor in spark position ONE. Besides, still no spark, and spent almost $300 and 3 days. Can anyone suggest something I have not tried out or missing.

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  • captain-elty Aug 28, 2008

    Thank you very much snownbird33, it too was checked earlier on. Was fine! If you have an earlier experience please elaborate.

    Will appreciate if you could give options 1,2,3, etc briefly.



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If you had replace all of that, I would check the fuse for you ignition system. Make sure that you take the fuse completely out to look at it. Please let me know how you make out. If no luck we can look into this deeper.


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