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Unread 07-01-2008, 09:10 PM   #1
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power to the coil but no spark from the distributor

I was driving the jeep home friday and it just died (I've been having spark issues). I replaced the coil, the distributor, the rotor, cap, and wires, and set the timing (yes, I made sure to set the timing correctly), and still won't start. So I check the coil, and I'm getting power from the coil, but no spark from the distributor!!! any ideas??

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Unread 07-01-2008, 10:19 PM   #2
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Just confirming, your getting spark from the coil to the cap but not to the plugs???

How are your ground wires??? One on the block below the distributor that goes right back to the batt comes to mind. Unbolt it, clean up, bolt back down and see what happens...

I would also check the status of all of your batt wires.
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Unread 07-02-2008, 06:33 AM   #3
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it might be the pickup inside the ditributor. it not to expensive, but you need to remove the ditributor to replace
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Unread 10-04-2010, 05:52 PM   #4
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hey guys, bringing this thread back from the dead i know,
i'm having the same issue, just replaced my distributor,
I had a dist cap bolt shear off in the distributor housing so i figured that the reason i wasnt getting spark was because the cap wasnt tight on the distributor, after painstakingly replacing the distributor (which only goes in one way due to the oil pump gear) and replacing cap, rotor, wires, and plugs, still no fire at distributor, but coil still has spark.

are there any other things that may cause this as well, is this common? (BTW, replaced CPS already as well since i thought that was the original problem)
also, what is the pickup you're talking about, would that have been replaced with the distributor?

any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks
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Unread 12-13-2010, 02:47 PM   #5
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im havin the same problem on my 98 grand cherokee loredo replaced the pickk up coil and the crank shaft sensor and still nothin still got spark at the coil though
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Unread 12-13-2010, 10:33 PM   #6
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hey guys, bringing this thread back from the dead i know,
i'm having the same issue, just replaced my distributor,
I had a dist cap bolt shear off in the distributor housing so i figured that the reason i wasnt getting spark was because the cap wasnt tight on the distributor, after painstakingly replacing the distributor (which only goes in one way due to the oil pump gear) and replacing cap, rotor, wires, and plugs, still no fire at distributor, but coil still has spark.

are there any other things that may cause this as well, is this common? (BTW, replaced CPS already as well since i thought that was the original problem)
also, what is the pickup you're talking about, would that have been replaced with the distributor?

any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks
The pick up can be called the camshaft sensor.... It's not really but does the same thing. It's the wires that go into the distributer. You have to pull the cap off remove the rotor button and the remove the plate that covers it. The sensor is there under everything. The distributer has to be rmoved to get it out though. I think it runs about 30.00. Or you can get a new distributer for around 40 bucks. Then just place it back in correct. Hope this helps.
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Unread 12-14-2010, 07:09 AM   #7
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replaced it with 3 different ones still no spark
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Unread 04-27-2011, 11:23 AM   #8
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sorry for bringing it back but was wondering if anyone had solved the problem and figured out what was causing no spark. i have the same problem. i replaced the cap, rotor, switch plate, and crank position sensor and still no spark.
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Unread 04-27-2011, 01:28 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forum. You really need to post up to your own new thread to get some help. If your Jeep is a TJyour post belongs on the TJ forum.
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Unread 04-27-2011, 04:15 PM   #10
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oh sorry. i followed a link in and didnt see what it was under, thanks
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