WHY ITS NOT GETTING SPARK

1981 Dodge Ram

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caleb774

July, 17, 2012 AT 12:44 AM

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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rasmataz

July, 17, 2012 AT 12:47 AM

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

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caleb774

July, 17, 2012 AT 1:08 AM

Could you further explain I just know basics not a very good mechanic yet just learning

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rasmataz

July, 17, 2012 AT 1:42 AM

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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caleb774

July, 17, 2012 AT 5:48 PM

There is no spark coming from the coil wire

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rasmataz

July, 17, 2012 AT 9:44 PM

Check the distributor pick-up coil and also the ignition control module-

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caleb774

July, 17, 2012 AT 10:43 PM

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

July, 17, 2012 AT 10:47 PM

Also where would the ignition control module be located

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rasmataz

July, 17, 2012 AT 11:01 PM

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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caleb774

July, 18, 2012 AT 12:53 AM

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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rasmataz

July, 18, 2012 AT 2:10 AM

You probably have to replace the distributor

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