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1996 Acura Integra Question: Tried 2 start car w/ only 1 plug wire plugged in

 

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crazynspanaway, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Spanaway, WA, January 04, 2012, 16:28
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I pulled 3 of the 4 plug wires & my boyfriend tried 2 start my car not knowing I had pulled the wires. Now my car wont turn over & there is no spark at all. Please some1 tell me what is wrong w/ my car?

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    kernsauto from Kerns Complete Automotive Care, January 04, 2012, 16:49
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    Cranking with the spark plugs out May have damaged the Igniter module would need further testing to locate the cause of no spark.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 04, 2012, 22:20
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    It could be several things. Pulling the wires of the plugs causes the ignition coil to put out a big spark looking for a path to ground. It could cause the coil to fail under the load, the rotor may have failed, or possibly the igniter, they are all located within the distributer. It is not a complex problem to figure out for any repair shop to figure out.

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