94 Mazda Protege LX Sedan 1.8L DOHC tuned up, (wires,plugs cap rotor and replaced vacumn hose air intake hose to valve cover) ran great for 2 days. Engine shut down suddenly and no start. No spark, coil ok, no fuel but bypassed system and pump runs great. Tested with test light to neg side of coil while cranking but it does not light up at all. Is the ignition control module bad? in this case that means a new distributor as it is integral to distributor. Am I looking at this right?
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1994 Mazda Protege
Question: Why won't my car start?
Answer #1goodguy January 27, 2013, 03:47Master
sounds like a bad distributor
ReplySPBJR, January 27, 2013, 10:16Rookie
Hey, tks it seems like it, I pulled the 4 pin connector from the distributor and based on wiring diagram the distributor has good power and ground, but the ignitor leads have nothing when cranking or with just the key in the on position, therefor nothing is going to the coil when cranking. My understanding is that it must send a signal to the pcm in order for it to fire the coil and energize the pump???