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Old November 17th, 2010, 01:32 PM
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Question Damn, no spark problem

Hey guys, sorry I've been MIA due to unfinished projects and clubbing at nite. Anyway pulled into a 711 after partying with Blake Lewis and then, turns over but no start. Towed it home (embarassing in Hollywood ) and then did some tests. Just did new pump, both relays and ran new primary wire to fuel pump with new ground to chassis, can hear the prime so I know its fine as in not fuel related. Did a search this morning so I got a good few things I'm going to test. First of all I got power to the coil when the key is turned to the 2nd position, so I know thats fine. Pulled the lead to the coil and later the #1 wire and tried to get a spark.....nothing. Had a brand new spare coil and tried it, still no spark. A few months ago a stereo amplifier power wire came loose and got shorted on the drum brake and killed the battery. Put a new alternator on and new battery with new amplifier cable got me running, hope that didn't cause more damage but I suspect my ignition module is probably what the problem is. Got a new one already gonna try to replace that. Distributor was replaced like 5 years ago with a new stock one. All the wires look ok, except when I had that short some of the wires on the coil got hot a bit and melted the covers a bit, wire looks ok and I know I'm getting 12v to the coil when I turn the key. Weird thing is after awhile of trying to get it to turn I hear a whine of the alternator through my speakers. What do you guys think?
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Old November 17th, 2010, 01:38 PM
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Ignition module. Maybe chicklet thing on white and black wire.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 01:41 PM
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Same thing happened to a 1995 I have here about a month ago. Swapped ECU's and it fired right up.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 01:50 PM
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Ignition module. Maybe chicklet thing on white and black wire.
haha I hate the black chicklet, its a bit loose, but seems to fit fine. I think I will swap ignition module first, you gotta take the distributor off right? Thats how I did it last time, don't think you can reach the nuts with the dizzy on. If that dosen't work, I will swap ECU's, got a few in my arsenal. Thanks everyone. Also in the distributor cap, the spring loaded lug seems a bit loose, like mabye when I had the short it might of caused things in there to get hot as well, better order a new one as well. Any other suggestions due to that short? (new alternator not rebuiult installed right after the short)
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Old November 17th, 2010, 01:53 PM
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Mine all have the relocation kit except the 110 motor but somehow I got that module off in situ.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 02:25 PM
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I will try to relocate everything with parts from John Gadd. Thanks mang.
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