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 no spark? almost all new ignition

 Created by: Jakeabub
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 Posted: May 9, 2012 02:47PM
 Edited:  May 9, 2012 02:52PM
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 Posted: May 9, 2012 01:36PM
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the points are the wrong ones i have a new set coming in there the blue ones not the red thats was my mistake, the car a juice every where you touch the the test light with old but coorect points in the points would spark if i stuck the test light between them but woulding spark when on there own otherwise coils got juice to both side which is a new napa coil, the wire ends to the 3 wires that go to the coil had been snipper the and two put together and eye hooks on each one. it had came like that. every thing has been done with the distributer still in it and firing order was done to there exact way it was on the old cap. The car had supposedly ran before it was in storage for what i believe is a year or two. As for looking for spark took plug and wire out and put it against bare steel which yeilded nothing the tried puting the wire off the coil to the distributer against bare steel still nothing old points looked good but figured id replace them just to make sure

 Posted: May 9, 2012 08:10AM
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what they said! plus: did you install the points with the insulating washer correctly so that they are not grounded to the distributor base?

 Posted: May 9, 2012 04:22AM
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When did the engine last run?  Did it run prior to all the new parts you have installed?  How and where did you look for a spark?  How did you set the points gap (what procedure and what gap value did you use)?  Did you put the plug wires back on in the correct order (1-3-4-2 counterclockwise around the cap)?  Did you install the new points and condenser with the dizzy in the engine block or did you do this work on the bench?  If you installed the new ignition parts on the bench, did you re-time the ignition when you put the dizzy back in the block?

Doug L.
 Posted: May 8, 2012 05:13PM
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Got 12V going to the coil with the ign switch in the "start" position?  How about in the "on" position?


 Posted: May 8, 2012 03:54PM
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hi, i have a hornet with a 84 1098cc motor with no spark, ive replaced coil, plugs, plug wires, condesor, cap, rotor, and points but still no spark from even the coil i even stuck the test light in the coil and had some one crank over the motor and nothing besides a bad ground which i couldnt find what else could be??( i would have searched the form but im on my lunch brake and have to little of time to search so i appologize if this has been asked before)