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If you suspect the coil than the car is turning over and not starting. Your description implies that the starter is not cranking the engine over which would not be a coil issue. I know it's petty but if you had you car towed into a shop and a diagnosis preformed based on your description there would be a substantial difference in the diagnostic charge.
The ignition coil is located in the distributor behind the distributor cab. There should be power to the coil on both wires with the key on. You can check this with a test light. One of the wires should make the test light flash when you crank the enigine over. If there is no flash it is not the coil.
Also make sure the rotor is turning when you crank the engine over. If it is not turning check the timing belt.
If there is no power to the coil let me know and I'll get you some more info.
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sounds like earthing wire somewhere is off. check the flat earthwire from next to your coil to intake, theres another one sometimes from below your battery to the starter area (not 100% on this one). check your battery terminals and also clean corrosion off terminals and connectors. sounds like the engine might have loosened the connection when you floored it so its prob an earthing wire somewhere
To start the engine you need a+ feed from the battery to the + side of the coil[this acts as an ignition live,to be disconnected when not testing the engine ]Next you need a heavy + feed directly from the starter to the battery[use good heavy cable]Also a good heavy earth lead from the battery negative to the engine block[jump leads work great]Connect the distributor contact breaker wire to the coil - side.To start take a live+ wire from the starter + to the "pull in" terminal of the starter[this is a male spade connector and the lightest terminal on the solenoid.when you connect the starter to the battery + the engine should turn over,Check for a spark using an old plug earthed to the block,add some fuel and listen to that baby run.
1. Check the Starter Relay located in the PDC = Power Distribution Center located in the engine compartment on the left side. Remove the cover. The Fuse and Relay location/identification should be on the back (inside) of the cover. Also check your owners manual for addtional information on the Fuse and Relay identification/location.
2. After locating the Starter Relay: There should be a Spare Relay; IF NOT then LOCATE a non-engine operation Relay (on a function that works!) of similar Type and Size and switch these out. Again check for Starter Operation. If this works: then the original Relay is bad and must be replaced. If it does not work, and the other non-engine function you switched out with does still work, then the Relay was not the problem.
If this does not work:
3. With a partner at the wheel: You go under the front of the vehicle. Locate the Starter which should be on the front of the engine. Using a heavy gage jumper wire. Touch one end of the jumper wire to the large (red) wire connection (bolt/nut). Touch the other end to the main body of the Starter Motor. The Starter has two components: the Starter Solenoid and the Starter Motor. They are integrated/combined into one unit. The Starter Solenoid is the Smaller of the cylindrical shapes. The Starter Motor is the Larger of the cylindrical shapes. Have your partner turn the Key to the Start Position. If it Starts, then the Starter Solenoid is bad and the Starter (Solenoid & Motor) Unit must be replaced.
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check the ignition switch. pull covering off of the column and check switches wires,
reds - should have +12 battery power
white - Ignition output pink - ignition output
yellow - starter output
these wires are needed to start car.
from the switch the starter wire goes to and neutral position switch. located on transmission. yellow is starter in purple is starter output. if all that is good change the relay moun about the radiator. good luck
if you turn the key and the engine spins but doesnt fire try checking the timing for it to make spark at the time you need it to ,if it's out it wont catch and run or check for spark at the spark plug make sure it has spark use a dummy sparkplug in the boot and hold it on a ground and crank engine look for a blueish spark and if you have bare hands holding it you'll get a good jolt (insulated pliers)