Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: no fire going to plugs

asked by on

started skipping backfiring next day would not crank so i changed plugs plug wires rotor cap distributor cap cam shaft sensor fuel pump fuel pump relay had coil checked still wont crank

My car has 250000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. By far the most common cause of this symptom on your vehicle is the ignition control module. This is located inside of the distributor and it can cause a no-crank if it fails. The control module can typically be removed and tested at most auto parts stores to see if it is bad.

It can also be the distributor itself, but that is not as common. If you would like to have this inspected, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your car’s cranking issue and find out exactly what needs repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. no fire going to plugs

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Cylinder 3 is misfiring

Misfire on cylinder 3 usually mean you have a bad spark plug or spark plug wire. If you haven't had a tune up in a while I would recommend having a technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come out and...

Q: I bought an ignition control module and no one seems to know where it goes. Is it in the distributor fuse box or computer or where

It is in the distributor. Remove the distributor cap, remove the rotor. There are two connectors on the outside, and one on the inside. Be very careful with the one on the inside, it tends to be brittle. Two screws...

Q: just had a clutch kit put in hearing throwout bearing

Hi there. From the description you have provided, you have a warrantable problem with the throw-out bearing, given the clutch kit was installed a day ago. It could be, something was installed incorrectly. It could be, the throw-out bearing was...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...