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Unread 10-20-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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No spark...STILL

Okay, so I have a 1973 Jeep CJ5 with a 5.0 Liter V8. The Jeep has been sitting for about 3 years, and I recently decided to start working on it. The last time it ran (about 3 years ago) it ran perfectly, and now, not a single spark. I cannot figure out why for the life of me. there was recently no power to the dash, and nothing happened when I turned the key, but I cleaned all of the connections to the solenoid, and that fixed that, however I'm still getting no spark. I know all of the connections between the battery, coil, and distributor are good, I know that the coil is good, because I tested it a couple different ways (all of which is passed), I got a new distributor cap, and rotor, and a new condenser, and after all of that there is still no spark. The only thing I haven't changed are the points, but those were changed a few years ago, and are still shiny and look brand new. I know they are opening and closing, and a ran a small file between them to clean them. I have new plugs and the plug wires are good too. There is literally nothing more I can think of that is causing it not to spark, if anyone can help me try to figure this out that would be great!

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Unread 10-20-2013, 05:55 PM   #2
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Replace the points anyway.
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