Mechanics

CRANK BUT NO START

1996 Chrysler Cirrus

Electrical problem
1996 Chrysler Cirrus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 168912 miles

i have no spark and I have fuel pressure can here fuel pump running for 2 seconds. Got about an 8 volt reading at 6 pin plug - unplugged at distributor yellow wire w/ orange tracer and both grds. Were good. I was'nt getting any voltage reading from the crankshaft position sensor w/ it unplugged volt meter hooked up to the sensor and cranking engine over. Also check ohm reading nothing on the old one, checked ohm reading on new one got a reading so I replaced the crank sensor thinking I had an open circut. Still no spark.
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Bobby lancaster
December 26, 2009.



ASD=Auto shutdown relay, it's in the under hood fuse block Located in position 10 Here's the diagrams and cavity #'s for testing.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_asd1_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_asd2_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_asd3_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_asd4_1.jpg


Merlin2021
Dec 29, 2009.
Checking coil primary, at 2 pin conn. At the distributor across the 2 terminals, on the 200 ohm scale I got 1.1 ohms, should be.06 -.08. Checking coil secondary, on the 20k ohm scale I got 5000 ohms, should be 12,000 - 18,000 ohms. Does this mean my coil is bad.

XXXXXXXXX PLEASE REPLY SOON !XXXXXXXXXX

Tiny
Bobby lancaster
Dec 30, 2009.
It seems by these numbers it is, take it with you to the parts store, most can test it before you replace it. How did ASD pin 89 testing go?

Merlin2021
Dec 30, 2009.
ASD relay circuit check out good. Had my leads crossed when checking 2 pin conn. Green/orange wire. Checking it the right way. Checked out good.
Thank you so much for your help. The imformation from service manual at auto parts store was to vauge.
The imformation you gave me was systematic and tehcnical. I will see if auto parts will test the coil. You have to buy whole distributor. 250.00 bucks. Did you ever check the manufacture date on the distributor? I know your symtoms didnt match exactly, but the TSB does say other symtoms can occur, and I catagorize yours as another symtom.

Tiny
Bobby lancaster
Dec 30, 2009.
Did you ever check the manufacture date on the distributor? I know your symtoms didnt match exactly, but the TSB does say other symtoms can occur, and I catagorize yours as another symtom.

Merlin2021
Dec 30, 2009.
I dont know were to find the manufacture date for the distributor. The only numbers I found on the distributor were T5T7172 and 1917VC.
But got a distributor from junk yard for 50.00 bucks.
Checked the coil seconary readings on junk yard distributor and the readings are within specs. Going to install it this morning.

XXXXXXXX replacing the distributor fixed it. XXXXXX

thanks for your help. A nother satisfied customer.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Tiny
Bobby lancaster
Dec 31, 2009.
Hate to say I told you so! Happy new year!

Merlin2021
Dec 31, 2009.
Where do you get your info from, chilton or haynes manual?

Tiny
Bobby lancaster
Jan 2, 2010.
Mitchell on demand, We subscribe to a primium account that allows us to look up most cars and light trucks. There is a link to it on the site.
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Merlin2021
Jan 3, 2010.
Put distributor in started up, but got a high idle condition, idle at 2000 rpms. There was about 1/8 of movement either way of distributor could that have something to do with it.

Tiny
Bobby lancaster
Jan 3, 2010.
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