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prism/corolla: 1995 geo prism/toyota corolla no spark. the

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1995 geo prism/toyota corolla no spark. the car died and wouldn't restart. started later but wouldn't stay running and wouldn't restart. next day, started right up and kept running until it was in gear. now it wont start, and it has no spark. i followed the manual but now im at a dead end. 12V on the bl/org wire to the distributor, coil and cmp resistance are good. so now what? no codes, no nothing. input is appreciated.
Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX you have 12 volts on the black/orange wire with the key on, then it will be a problem inside the distributor, most likely the ignition control module, we usually just replace the distributor with a remanned unit, since it is cheaper, and you get a new coil, crank sensor and ignition module, usually the ignition module is way more expensive then a rebuilt distributor,Tim
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

okay. it there a way to test the module? i really dont wanna buy a distributor in hopes if you know what i mean...


It is cheaper to replace the distributor with a rebuilt, the ignition module by itself is 269 dollars, but you can get a complete rebuit distributor for 150 dollars, and these will also have a new coil, crank sensor, cap and rotor, this is why we always just install a rebuilt distributor, everything neccessary to provide spark is inside the distribuitor, so if you have 12 volts with the key on, and no spark, then replace the distributor,Tim
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Okay. is there a way to physically test the module?

No, to test it by the book, you check for power at the distributor, if it has power, then check the resistance of the coil and crank sensor, if they are good, replace the ignition module,Tim