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Q: My Car Isn't Getting Spark. I've Changed The Fuel Pump, Spark Plugs, Wires, Cap And Rotor

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Car isn't getting any spark I've change the fuel pump and filter the spark plugs, wires, rotor and cap.

My car has 230000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. I’ve encountered this situation m...

Hi there. I’ve encountered this situation multiple times. A no spark condition on this vehicle can be caused by a few different things, including the crank position sensor, the cam position sensor, the ECM, the coil, a fuse, and a little overlooked part called a noise suppressor inside the distributor. The cam and crank position readings will need a scan tool that provides real time data to check. Make sure the fuses are fine and check for spark coming out of the coil. If the fuses, cam & crank sensor, and coil check fine, then remove the distributor cap and look for a small object that looks similar to a capacitor you would find on the circuit board of a radio; see if the top or the entire part looks melted, burnt, or deformed. This is the noise suppressor. If this little part is damaged, there is no spark; replace it and retry starting the engine. If you need help with any of this, YourMechanic has several qualified technicians available to provide a no start inspection.

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