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Pontiac firebird ssa: Just bought a 1989 firebird with a 2.8

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Just bought a 1989 firebird with a 2.8 ltr and.was getting no spark so I replace the coil and I still have no spark .is there a main fuse possibly ?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  ClayA replied 11 months ago.
The diagram shows that the ignition coil receives power from the ignition switch. The ignition switch receives its power from a fusible link. This same fusible link powers the blower motor on HI. So, if the blower works on high then the fusible link that powers the ignition coil is good.

I suggest we work a little on diagnosing the no spark beginning at the coil and working our way backwards from there.

Do you have a voltage meter or test light?

Do you have 12V to the pink wire going to the coil with the key on?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I am just buying tI just checked that blower motor and it works on high. I tapped into the pink coil wire and held the other and with my hand and turn it over and didn't feel anything
Expert:  ClayA replied 11 months ago.
What did you use to test the pink wire?

It should have 11-15V to it.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I don't have a tester with me , I just held that wire that I tapped into the coil wire with my bare hand and did not feel anything .I would think I would have felt voltage right ?
Expert:  ClayA replied 11 months ago.
You wont feel 12V it is too low of a voltage to feel. Unlike a spark plug wire which is a minimum of 30,000 Volts.

You will need a test light or voltage meter to measure it.
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have to go now but when I can I will test with voltage tester and thank you for your information
Expert:  ClayA replied 11 months ago.
Okay, let me know what your readings are and we will try to get this fixed for you.

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