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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 07, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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no spark

I would like to say thanks to anybody that takes the time to read this.

I have a 1988 2.8 . I pulled in to my friends house and when I came back out it wouldnt start . it turns over but no spark to plugs. I have changed everything except the pickup in the distributor, and I was wondering how to do that. if any body can help that would be great.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 07, 05:14 PM
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Re: no spark

check the fuses. got to make sure power is going to dist. with key on and cranking engine. if good did you change module in dist? if did that than need to take dist out and change the pickup.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 07, 05:15 PM
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Re: no spark

once dist is out roll pin in bottom gear than middle will come out than change pickup.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 07, 05:53 PM
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Re: no spark

If that engine has a crank position sensor, check it using the diagnostic procedure in a haynes manual or similar. Ignition, pickup assembly can also be checked. Both test similarly using a DVM. The module(s) should have power and ground. With the meter set to the DC scale, you should see a voltage signal when the engine is cranking.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 07, 06:09 PM
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Re: no spark

1988 dont have crank or cam sensor till 95-96 era with a 5.7 liter
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