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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question. Is the ignition coil getting a signal to fire while cranking the engine over? What size engine do you have?
That is not what I am asking. I am asking if the ignition coil is getting a GROUND signal trigger?
If it is getting a signal to fire and it has power but it is not producing spark, the ignition coil is bad and will need to be replaced. It is as simple as that.
Unless the coil is sending spark out to the distributor cap but no spark is coming out of the cap, then the cap and rotor are bad and need to be replaced.
Does that make sense?
You would use a spark tester to check for spark coming directly out of the ignition coil.
This is done with a test light. But only you would hook it up backwards. Hook the alligator clip of the test light and hook it to battery positive, and take the tip of the test light and touch it the signal wire of the coil. The test light should blink when cranking over the engine if its getting a signal.
Now you know how. :)
If the test passes, then the fix is to replace the ignition coil.
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