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Unread 03-30-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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HELP Getting spark from the coil but nothing out of the plugs or plug wires!

So earlier this week I drove my 93 xj home from work it ran fine. Get in it the next morning all thAt I get is the motor turning and turning.
I got home and took a look replaced hole distributer assembly, plugs, wires because I wasn't getting any spark. After that I'm still stuck with the same problem of spark out of the ignition coil but nothing out of the distributer or the wires too the plugs.
So just to make sure this was the problem I went ahead and replaced the crank position sensor (CPS CKP). Installed and would you know it still same problem.
I'm at a stand still and this is my only vehicle any help at all would be really appreciated. The timing and firing order was double checked last night.
At one point I had another truck hook jumper cables to my battery for more juice and still nothing.
help!

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Unread 03-30-2013, 07:11 PM   #2
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Bad Dist rotor?
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Are you saying that you have a good strong spark leaving the coil and traveling though the coil wire to the center of the distributor?

But nothing comes out of the plug wires?

Is the rotor turning? Pull the cap hit the key and see if it is turning.
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Check your ground circuit from your heads to the battery and clean it up I feel that might fix your problem, at least try it before you throw money at it.
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Bad Dist rotor?
Take the distributor cap off and check your rotor. If it has any cracks in the body it is bad. Check continuity from the center to the tip, if there is none it is bad. And make sure the button in the center of the dist cap (inside) is there and not stuck pushed in.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 03:20 AM   #6
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If your rotor does not turn when you crank the engine, you could have a stripped gear driving the distributor or a sheared pin holding the driven gear on the distributor shaft.
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