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Old 07-30-2006, 11:54 AM   #1
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Checklist for no spark?

Inquiring for a friend, got any good links?
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:25 AM   #2
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What kind of car?
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:26 AM   #3
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92 VeeDub Jetta, cranks and cranks but ain't sparking.
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:33 AM   #4
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When he's cranking it does he get any spark from the coil, if you unplug the coil from the distributor cap and hold it close to a ground?
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SVOboy: Let me chew on this, whilst I go to the Chiropractor. I'll try to give you some idea's of thing's to consider/check.
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:38 AM   #6
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I'll ask him. He did replace the coil but it didn't change the situation. Right now I think he's picking up another dizzy (it was like 10 bucks shipped on ebay).
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I'm getting an intial spark from the coil (one arch)
by placing the a screw driver in the coil wire (the
one that goes to the distibutor) and holding it
against the engine block.

This happens when I turn the car on.
Is what he said.
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SVOboy: I'm not sure what might be causing the inital spark from the coil. I would think it would suggest the coil is Ok. I have encountered a problem on my daughter's 87 Honda, where the ignition pickup electronic's, in the distributor, got extremely flaky and finally died. I ended up getting a used module at the pick a part and then pulling the dissy, replacing the pickup, readjusting the pickup gap and putting it back in. I presume if he got a dizzy on eBay, it is probably used, but it should be fine to just swap in and hopefully that will fix it. Keep us posted.
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