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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.
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Chevrolet Spark
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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...
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Still no spark, replaced crankshaft position sensor 2002 Dodge Ram 1500
Hello - for a "no spark condition", I would check for problem codes first, whether the Check Engine Light is on or not. Any saved codes, whether transient, or permanent, could be very helpful with this diagnosis. I would suspect,...
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Why would my car have no spark after it was shutoff?
Hello. A no spark condition can be caused by several components. You may want to use a voltmeter and a spark tester to preform some relatively simple tests. When you talk about cleaning and checking the spark plugs, were they...
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My 95 Honda Civic is only running on 3 cylinders.
Any time you have a misfiring cylinder the easiest thing to do is to replace the spark plugs and check the plug wires to see if valve cover leaks oil onto plug wires in spark plug holes. If it does...
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Plug wire attached to the distributor cap are arcing from the wire to the distributor cap.
Hi there. The spark plug wire is arcing for there is a least path of resistance on the distributor cap. There could be a crack in the cap, but most of the time the spark occurs due to lack of...
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Rear bank of cylinders has no spark.
Hello. A no spark condition can be caused by a wide variety of issues. If the issues appear to be affecting an entire bank, that is an entire side of the engine, then it may be possible that there is...
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Vehicle stalled while driving and will not restart
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing you will likely want to look into is the fuel on the spark plugs. It sounds like one of your fuel injectors may have failed. If they are leaking and too...
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A local Chevy dealer wants $385 to replace a coolant reservoir tank on my 2014 Chevy Spark. Isn't that kind of high?
Hi there. The local dealerships could have a specific charge for replacing the reservoir. Their price includes the following: Dianostic charge Coolant reservoir (parts) Coolant (from draining the system) Each shop is different in their pricing depending on...
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Clutch/gearbox oil 2013 Chevrolet Spark
Hi there - your Spark clutch is a "dry" clutch, which is to say oil/grease are the last thing you want near the clutch friction surface. It does sound like yours is slipping, and may have gotten engine oil or...
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My car won't start up
This can be caused by many different things, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the...
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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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Installed new battery won't start - 2001 Dodge Durango
There are number of things that may cause an engine not to start which may or may not be related to the battery. This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack...
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My car shut off while driving and it won't turn back over
Assuming the engine is getting fuel with the new fuel pump, the next step would be to check for spark. The engine needs spark, air, and fuel to start and run. Air is almost always present, and again assuming fuel...
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Missing on cyl 1,3,5.
Hello. No spark for an entire bank, or side of the engine, can be caused by a few different things. If cylinders 1, 3, and 5 are all experiencing the same issue I would consider the possibility of a faulty...
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Ongoing issues with misfires
With the engine light being on, the very first step is to have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic troubleshooting codes. These codes will tell you what system is malfunctioning and steer you in a general direction for inspection. Misfires are...
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No spark to coil and module
There are a number of issues that may cause an ignition system to not produce spark. A bad crankshaft position (CKP) sensor (on engines that do not have a distributor), or broken, loose or corroded wires from the sensor...
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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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Half of my sparks aren't working.
Hi there. If the engine is running rough and it is not firing on the three cylinders, then either the spark plug wire has too much resistance or the spark plug is fouled out. Put a spark plug tester on...
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The car over heated and now i don't have spark. 2005 Saturn Ion
If this occurred right after the engine overheated then the excessive heat may have damaged the computer or it may have a circuit issue. I would typically need to test the circuit to see if there is voltage present. It...
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Replacement cost for head gasket
If the vehicle engine has overheated so severely that the head gasket was ruined, the cylinder head and block could be warped and such would have to be corrected prior to applying a new head gasket. Cylinder head gasket replacement...
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No spark 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Hello - your symptoms suggest someone may have "worked on" this without your awareness of what might have been done. Hate that! You will likely have to get out a voltmeter and start following the electrical path to the plugs....

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