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How to Replace the Electronic Spark Control Module
The car ignition has an electronic spark control module that fails when the Check Engine Light illuminates or if the engine does not start.
How to Diagnose a No-Spark or Loss of Power Condition on a Modern Car
Misfires caused by a loss of power condition on a car can be tricky to diagnose, but are necessary to fix to avoid further damage and costly repairs.
The Best Used Cars to Buy That Can Be Towed Behind an RV
Summer Summer is a great time for a road trip, but often travelers like bringing all the conveniences of home along, in the form of an RV. Then they tow their car behind it – sometimes this practice is called...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Chevrolet Spark
The The Chevy Spark nimbly walks the line between being functional and being totally adorable. In the spirit of mini cars past like the Ford Festiva and the Yugo, this spritely little creation offers improved safety combined with the tech...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Don’t Have Kids
Buying Buying a used car is rarely a simple process, but if you don’t have kids, you have many more options than those who have to account for additional passengers. There are plenty of choices out there, depending on your...

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What is causing my engine misfire?
Engine misfires can be caused by a list of problems, but there are a few suspects that occur more than others. Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue, or in some cases a combination of both....
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Turns over but wont start
A no start diagnostic would reveal the cause. Try holding the accelerator pedal to the floor and cranking the engine. If the idle air control valve is stuck closed and/or the intake air charge is insufficient, the vehicle should start...
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No spark..
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The first thing to do is make sure you have a fully functioning battery, and it is best to go have it tested. Then you can check the available power to your ignition...
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No spark from ignition coil
Hey there, thank you for asking about your 1988 Ford Thunderbird. You need to check the ignition coil for power at the red wire with the key in the ignition in the on position. Use a test light and probe...
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no spark
You'll need to look in the engine compartment's fuse box and check the ENG-1 fuse and all of the other fuses to see if you have any are blown. The crankshaft sensor's pink wire should have ignition switch power at...
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My car will not start
This could be a variety of things ranging from a fuel delivery problem to a no spark problem. The good thing is you know you are getting power to the starter if it cranks. Outside of this you will need...
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It cranks but does not start
It would help to know a bit about the engine size. This model can have 6 different engines configurations. If the vehicle has a crank no start, then you will need to isolate the problem area by first testing for...
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Headlight malfunction
Hi, it is likely that you simply have a blown headlight on your 2009 Chevrolet Spark. There are low beam light bulbs and high beam light bulbs on your vehicle. Which bulb activates depends on the position of the headlight...
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Engine getting no spark
Hi. Is there any power coming from the top of the distributor? The ignition coil itself may not be firing correctly and should be inspected. The coil is controlled by the ECU which does have the possibility of crashing as...
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Crank no start
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2003 Ford Explorer. It sounds to me like you either have no fuel or bad fuel at the injectors, or no spark to spark plugs. Try to narrow the problem to one...
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Car won't start
Hello. If you are able to "turn over" the engine (using, say, the starter motor) but the distributor rotor is stationary, that means the gear on the distributor shaft is sheared off. However, you are also indicating that the battery...
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Car won't start
Hello there, thank you for asking about your Saturn. Check to see if you have fuel getting to the spark plugs. When you replaced the old plugs after cranking the car, were they wet with fuel? If so, then you...
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Car shakes and engine light blinking
Hi Luis. Thanks for contacting us today. What you are describing sounds quite a bit like a loose or damaged vacuum line. However, it's quite possible that you've got an ignition system problem that is causing an engine misfire to...
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Hello! I was running low on coolant so I added water until I could buy some.
This time of year you need not worry about running for a few weeks until you can get the coolant changed. Keep in mind that you might have a leak that needs attention and don't let it get low until...
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Hello! I was running low on coolant so I added water until I could buy some. Now that I bought coolant, can I add it on top of the
If you have been running low on coolant and been adding water instead of coolant then you do not know the coolant level of protection for anti-boil or anti-freeze and should replace all the coolant fluid in the car. If...
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I had a fuel pump,filter,and the gas tank cleaned and lined in my 1985 Cadillac Seville the car is surging it cuts off but crank r
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be experiencing a wide variety of issues. Considering the age of the vehicle, the list can get even more extensive. Unfortunately, this is going to be a process of elimination until...
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Why would one cylinder not get spark on my 1998 Ford Escort
Hello. If you are getting good spark out of the other 3 wires and not that one in particular then that is typically a coil issue. Your ignition system uses the waste spark method meaning two plugs always fire together,...
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2011 Chevy Aveo has no spark at cylinders 2 and 3
The coils on your vehicle are all housed together in a carrier assembly. If two of the four coils aren't producing spark, there's a good chance the carrier is to blame. A professional, such as one from YourMechanic, can repair...
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When recently parking, I selected reverse gear on a manual car and It moved backwards and all of a sudden it started to make noise.
Hi there. It sounds like the reverse input gear has ground off and now the high gear which is for direct drive of overdrive is engaged. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help...
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How often should I get my spark plugs replaced in my 2014 Chevrolet Spark
Hello. GM recommends that you have the spark pugs replaced ever 97,500 miles. This is part of their normal maintenance schedule. If you need to have this service done, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to you to...

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