Q: Someone pulled distributor coil cord while engine running. Now the car can't start.

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Hai please help me, yesterday another guy pulled out a ignition coil cord that is going to the distributor while engine was in idle mode ever since my car cannot start at all I don't know what happened. My car is a VW POLO CLASSIC 1.4i (1997 model). What do I do? Help.

My car has 94000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

This may have been caused by many different things such as a faulty crank position sensor, a bad pickup inside the distributor or many other things affecting the ignition’s ability to produce a spark. I would recommend having an expert from Your Mechanic come to your home to diagnose and repair your non starting issue.

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