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Old 07-03-2015   #1
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Angry car died while driving - wont start / no spark

Hi chaps.. just redid engine for a friend, after driving 5kms, it suddenly died and haven't managed to start it since.


Checked fuses, replaced all wires and installed a new ignition module (silver one on the distributor).


This model doesn't have points, its electronic.. car ran perfect before!


when u do the screw driver trick on the coil wire, it sparks when we turn car on and off, but nothing while cranking.. surely the coil should still spark occasionally?


anyway, its dead and not sure what else to try


is there a way to diagnose where the spark is being lost with a multimeter?? Car is def getting fuel, serviced the carb - like I said ran perfect, then literally just died and no spark since then. triple checked fuses...


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Re: car died while driving - wont start / no spark

No-one can help as we have no idea what car you have.

This is also posted in the wrong place.

Re-post in the correct section for your model.
Give details of model, year and engine, so we can understand what it is and those with experience can help.

First thought is crank sensor.
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Re: car died while driving - wont start / no spark

What a bl**dy idiot....
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Re: car died while driving - wont start / no spark

Quote Originally Posted by bluejohn125 View Post
What a bl**dy idiot....
Who is?

The OP for not understanding how to get the best from the Forum?
The OP for breaking the car?

Me, for trying to give helpful advice?

Or you, for being rude?

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Re: car died while driving - wont start / no spark

not sure..
possibly a reference to the OP starting several threads,
but not updating them..

I believe it was a jumped cambelt..

and the old faithful 8V FIRE engine living to tell the tale

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