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Engine not sparking; van cranks but won't turn over
If you are sure the fuel system is working correctly via pressure and injector firing, then the ignition would be logical to look at. Whether you have a 6-cylinder or 8-cylinder engine the ignition system is similar. The ignition has...
Crank but no start. No spark or fuel - all quit at the same time
Hello. If the vehicle began to experience these issues after going through a puddle then it may very well be possible that one of the components may have shorted or malfunctioned due to moisture. First off, keep in mind that...
Engine cranking but no spark (no trigger signal )
Hello and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The trigger for your ignition system lies within the computer system. Your computer is not allowing the ignition to trigger the power. The coil should have power to it and a ground wire. The...
My truck turns over but will not start - 1989 Toyota Pickup
I would recommend starting by checking to see if the fuel is reaching the spark plugs. Try pulling one of the plugs out after cranking it over to see if the plug is wet with fuel. If they are not,...
My car turns over but it has no spark and won't start
I would recommend starting with checking the ignition coils for spark as well as the spark plug wires. Oftentimes ignition coils are a problem when it comes to producing a spark, especially on a vehicle of this age. Also, try...
is relay that sparks when testing bad?
Yes - your relay is probably bad. I would replace it and see if you get the same effect. You also may be touching positive to positive. Without further information, it is difficult to diagnose this issue, but a faulty...
Why does my '90 Chevy C1500 turn over but not start? I'm getting fuel and a spark.
Assuming the spark is adequate and fuel pressure is within specifications, an extremely worn out set of spark plugs may be the culprit. It could be a restricted exhaust system (i.e. a plugged catalytic converter) if you had a lack...
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...
No spark, no fuel pump until I jump the starter switch.
The PCM is actually what commands the starter to turn over on this truck, so it is possible that this could be a computer issue. Do you have a check engine light on? If so, have you downloaded any codes?...
Incorrect spark plug replacement caused worse gas mileage
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1997 Oldsmobile LSS. AC Delco 41101 comes standard on these vehicles and must be used in order to maintain the ignition system properly. Also, find a maintenance schedule for the vehicle and...
Car got hot and lost all spark,it turns over but thats it.
There may be a couple of possibilities at play here. The overheating issue may be related to a faulty thermostat, coolant temp sensor relay or potentially a blown head gasket. This can cause the car to run rough or not...
my yamaha xt125x has no spark
Hello. If your motorcycle engine is not starting and has no spark then there is likely some sort of issue with the ignition system. If you have already replaced the CDI, coil, and voltage regulator, then the next thing I...
Flat towing / locate accessery position of key
In order to tow this vehicle behind an RV you will want to have the vehicle in neutral with the key in the off poition. When the vehicle's transmission is in neutral, the steering wheel is unlocked. This will enable...
Code P0320 200 Mercury Cougar 2.0l
Hello. A no spark condition can be caused by many things. If the aforementioned components have already been replaced I would move on to looking at the ignition module, and perhaps the wiring to a few specific components. The ignition...
After multiple replacement parts, car won't start - 1994 Acura Vigor
There may be an engine position sensor that has failed like a crankshaft position sensor or a cam position sensor inside the distributor. If the computer cannot tell where the engine is in its rotation or how fast its spinning,...
hi i have a fiat sienna that has no pulse on the injectors from the ground in the ECU. the car has spark on the plugs and the pump
Hi there. No injector pulse, more than likely, is a faulty ECM. There are steps you can take to confirm the problem. Accessing the ECM (electronic control module) for codes may help direct you towards the area of fault. Having...
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...
Having trouble diagnosing a stalling issue, do I need a new fuel pump?
If the engine is not getting fuel then it may need a fuel pump. I would start by checking to see if the engine is losing spark or fuel when this occurs. Knowing if the problem is spark or fuel...
Changed our fuel pump, cps, distributer, and have checked all connectors, as well as spark but still not starting.
Hello. If the scan tool will not connect with the computer, then this is the first sign that there may be a computer issue. I typically start by testing the power supply to the computer and the ground. If it...
Chevy K1500 will not produce spark. I have replaced everything in the ignition system.
Check the spark plug wires and spark plugs. If the plugs have fuel on them, then they are not igniting and need replaced. If the spark plugs are working fine and the wires have good resistance, then put a compression...

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