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1995 Geo Prizm Question: No spark



jpeb, Tremonton, UT, November 30, 2009, 20:55

Car over heated & now has no spark. I have replaced the cap & rotor, plugs & distributor but can't get any spark.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, November 30, 2009, 21:20

    Your car could have a 1.6 or 1.8L engine. Cranking over the engine does the rotor rotate (ie does the cam shaft turn timing belt in tact ect....).
    With the ignition key on you should have power at the Black / Orange wire at the distributor, with that electrical connector disconnected from the distributor. Plug it in this powers the positive side of the ignition coil and the ignitor assembly within the distributor. The ignitor assembly grounds the ignition coil at a frequency to saturate and trigger the ignition coil. The coils fail relatively often. If the rotor itself melted was the distributor seizing up, this was a common problem on older Hondas.

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