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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Your Auto Inspector replied 8 years ago.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to drhorsefield's Post: I have a 1994 Mitsubishi Mirage that will not start. The engine turns over but it will not crank. The engine just cut off and when I tried to crank it it just fire.
Expert:  Your Auto Inspector replied 8 years ago.
Does the vehicle get spark and fuel?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to drhorsefield's Post: Yes, It does get fuel not sure about spark. I had someone tell me that there maybe a problem with the ignition coil. Is this possible?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Any ideas yet?
Expert:  Your Auto Inspector replied 8 years ago.

Yes, if the engine is getting fuel but no spark, it will not start.  The ignition coil supplies fire to the distributor rotor & cap.  This supplies power to your spark plug wires, to fire the spark plugs.  If you dont have power from the ignition coil then then vehicle will not run.

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The coil on your vehicle is inside the distributor.  You distributor contains the crankshaft position sensor, camshaft position sensor, igniton coil, and ignition power transistor.  You cannot replace the ignition coil seperately, it is intergrated into the distributor.

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