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Old 26 Oct 2005, 03:58 pm
Torquedtootight
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Default Engine turns but will not start

I've been troubleshooting my wife's car for two days now. Everything
seems to point to the distributor. Tests have shown that the primary
and secondary ignition coils are operational, that voltage is reaching
the ignition control module (icm) and that there is voltage between the
module and the coils. New timing belt. New rotor. New distributor cap.
wires are only 16 months old. No spark!

I'm stumped! By the way, I also checked the ckp/tdc/cyp sensors. Any
suggestions?

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Old 28 Oct 2005, 09:58 pm
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Default Re: Engine turns but will not start

Is it literally a new timing belt? Was it maybe installed off by a notch?

Just a thought.



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Old 29 Oct 2005, 04:20 am
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Default Re: Engine turns but will not start

what's the make, model, year.


"Torquedtootight" <storymouth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I've been troubleshooting my wife's car for two days now. Everything
> seems to point to the distributor. Tests have shown that the primary
> and secondary ignition coils are operational, that voltage is reaching
> the ignition control module (icm) and that there is voltage between the
> module and the coils. New timing belt. New rotor. New distributor cap.
> wires are only 16 months old. No spark!
>
> I'm stumped! By the way, I also checked the ckp/tdc/cyp sensors. Any
> suggestions?
>



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Old 01 Nov 2005, 12:36 pm
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Default Re: Engine turns but will not start

Thanks for your query. That's what I was thinking too. Before looking
into the timing, I thought I'd better make a final attempt at the
distributor. I noticed that the resistance between the primary and
secondary coil was off by 3k ohms. I'd dismissed it earlier, but
thought to test the variance anyway. The new coil was within the range
of 12-18k ohms. With it installed, the engined fired right up. Just 3k
ohms! Can you believe it?

Thanks again

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Old 09 Nov 2005, 08:12 pm
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Default Re: Engine turns but will not start

I had a similar problem a while ago. The coil test good so I replaced a lot
of components. As a last resort I installed a new coil and the engine
started immediately.

Bill
"Torquedtootight" <storymouth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks for your query. That's what I was thinking too. Before looking
> into the timing, I thought I'd better make a final attempt at the
> distributor. I noticed that the resistance between the primary and
> secondary coil was off by 3k ohms. I'd dismissed it earlier, but
> thought to test the variance anyway. The new coil was within the range
> of 12-18k ohms. With it installed, the engined fired right up. Just 3k
> ohms! Can you believe it?
>
> Thanks again
>



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Old 10 Nov 2005, 07:30 pm
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"William Werezak" <alticane@hwcn.org> wrote in
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> I had a similar problem a while ago. The coil test good so I replaced
> a lot of components.



You can't really "test" the coil. Your 1.5V test current will be handled
fine, especially when the engine's cold. 20,000V at operating temp is
something totally different.

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Old 15 Nov 2005, 12:14 am
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"TeGGeR®" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message news:Xns970AC6808837Btegger@207.14.113.17...
> "William Werezak" <alticane@hwcn.org> wrote in news:F7xcf.122353$Ta.88391@read1.cgocable.net:


> > I had a similar problem a while ago. The coil test
> > good so I replaced a lot of components.


> You can't really "test" the coil.


You can't really "test" the coil other than physically testing it.





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Old 15 Nov 2005, 07:42 pm
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"Burt S." <burtsquareman@gmailcom> wrote in message
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> "TeGGeR®" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
> news:Xns970AC6808837Btegger@207.14.113.17...
>> "William Werezak" <alticane@hwcn.org> wrote in
>> news:F7xcf.122353$Ta.88391@read1.cgocable.net:

>
>> > I had a similar problem a while ago. The coil test
>> > good so I replaced a lot of components.

>
>> You can't really "test" the coil.

>
> You can't really "test" the coil other than physically testing it.
>

The really cool thing would be to have a test jig that lets you test the
coil and ignitor together... then I realized we have it - it's called a
"car!" 8^P

Mike (just tired, not senile... I hope.)


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