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I replaced the spark plugs and 3 coils, now it'll crank, but…

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I replaced the spark...

I replaced the spark plugs and 3 coils, now it'll crank, but not start.

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I don't think it's getting spark.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Great! What have you tried so far?

Putting old coils back in, still no start.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else the Cadillac Mechanic should be aware of about your Cadillac?

It's an 08 cts 3.6 direct injection with 60k miles

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Cadillac Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Cadillac Technician replied 2 years ago
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Can you remove a coil and plug then reassemble out of the engine to see if the grounded plug sparks while cranking? If not can you confirm the coil is powered with the key on? Next would be to confirm the PCM is getting a crank sensor signal using a scan tool.

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Cadillac Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Cadillac Technician replied 2 years ago

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