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If you are getting no spark then you probably have a bad crankshaft position sensor. This tells the computer were the cylinders are and the pcm uses this sensor for spark timing. If the crankshaft position sensor fails then you will get no spark. It is located at the front of the engine near the crankshaft pulley for the timing belt. You will need to remove the timing cover to get to it. For a picture of location click here
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a little more info about the spark, a neighbor tested for the spark as i know nothing about meters but he said he did not get any readings from the coil end of cyl. 1,3,4 but got a reading on 2, does this change anything in your opinion?
Dave,Do you mean you have no spark at cylinder #1,3,4 but the #2 coil has spark ?
If that is the case then you need to replace the coils for cylinder.
If all the coils for each cylinder do not have spark then it is the crank sensor. If you have more questions and or need more information, please let me know. If you do not have any other questions then rate the chat by clicking the excellent service happy face, and clicking the green submit button when it pops up. Thanks for using Just answer.
no, exact opposite steve, no spark on 134 and spark on 2
If that is the case then you need to replace both the coils for cylinders.
If all the coils for each cylinder do not have spark then it is the crank sensor. Since you have spark at cylinder #2 You have bad coils.
it's not unusual for both coils to go out simutaneously?
can you repeat what you said, some of the wording did not come out right and I don't want to assume any of it. also can you tell me what the likeliness is that both coils would go out at the same time? thanks
Can you test the coil packs off the vehicle? cause I took them to autozone where they tested them and said they were good
You may want to recheck for spark again. If you have spark at cylinder #2 then the coil is bad. maby you do not have spark and instead you may have a bad crank sensor.
I have never heard of testing them off the car before. If you can find a similar car hook them up to the other car and see if you get spark.
Found the problem to be a loose wire, I guess four eyes are better than two.