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WHY ITS NOT GETTING SPARK

1981 Dodge Ram • 64,000 miles

My 81 dodge w150 is not getting spark ive replaced the coil, cap, rotor, wires, and plugs but still no spark wondering what could be wrong
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Caleb774
July 17, 2012.




Ground the coil wire and crank engine over are you getting spark? Let me know


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Rasmataz
Jul 17, 2012.
Could you further explain I just know basics not a very good mechanic yet just learning


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Caleb774
Jul 17, 2012.
Disconnect the coil wire on the distributor and have helper crank engine over -you ground the coil wire to a good ground point and see if you get a snapping blue spark. Also review this link: http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start
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Rasmataz
Jul 17, 2012.
There is no spark coming from the coil wire


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Caleb774
Jul 17, 2012.
Check the distributor pick-up coil and also the ignition control module-


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Rasmataz
Jul 17, 2012.
Another question on the coil would the positive side have wires running to the distributor or would that be negative


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Caleb774
Jul 17, 2012.
Also where would the ignition control module be located


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Caleb774
Jul 17, 2012.
There's wire from the coil going back to the distributor both pos and neg-see below

The pick-up and the ICM is inside the distributor

Note: I suggest you get a repair manual-


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Rasmataz
Jul 17, 2012.
I looked inside the distributor then looked at autozone to see what the parts looked like the things in the distributor didnt look any thing like that but every thing inside is all rusty


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Caleb774
Jul 18, 2012.
You probably have to replace the distributor


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Rasmataz
Jul 18, 2012.

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