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My name is ***** ***** I have a 1993 dodge Dakota that I am getting power to my igniton coil and my distributer but I am not getting any spark to my plugs

Mechanic's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

I have changed the crank sen the distributor and rotor the igniton coil and i still cant get it to start

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago
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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?

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Hellooo??

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the ignition coil is getting fire i used a test light
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

That is not what I am asking. I am asking if the ignition coil is getting a GROUND signal trigger?

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

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.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

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.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Does that make sense?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
but I'm not getting spark to distributor i put my test light on coil and turned it over and it would not light up or do i get a spark using a screwdriver on coil
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

You would use a spark tester to check for spark coming directly out of the ignition coil.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i don't know how to check the ground signal trigger
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

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.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Now you know how. :)

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
OK so if it's that how would I fix it
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

If the test passes, then the fix is to replace the ignition coil.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

I am glad I can help!

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