Car has no spark after replacing a lot of things!

Tiny
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  • 1998 HONDA CIVIC
  • 250,000 MILES
My Honda civic dies while driving down the road it turns over but will not crank it isn't getting any spark to the spark plugs. We have replaced the distributor, distributor cap, spark plugs, computer, and timing belt. We also had the ignition module, coil, and plug wires checked they are fine. The autoscan machine at autozone kept saying error. It is getting fuel cuz the spark plugs are wet and smell of gas. Please help we are stumped!
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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 10:53 PM

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Tiny
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Inspect and test the crankshaft positioning sensor-
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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 11:12 PM
Tiny
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I forgot to say we did that too. It worked fine we even put another one on it just to make sure and it still won't crank.
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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 11:32 PM
Tiny
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How are you testing spark?
Have you verified that the distributor is actually turning?
Have you taken a compression test?
Were all these parts replaced in an attempt to resolve this specific problem.
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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 11:56 PM
Tiny
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Taking the spark plug out and putting it on the end of the plug wire it belongs to and grounding it to the engine and cranking the car. Yes the distributor is actually turning. And no we havent taken a compression test. And yes all these parts were only replace to fix this problem.
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 12:03 AM
Tiny
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Did you mark the distributor before you replace it?
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 12:09 AM
Tiny
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Be sure to check fuse #8
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 12:09 AM
Tiny
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Well how we knew that it was turning was cuz the screw distributor cap button was no longer visible. And we have checked all of the fuses and none of them are blown. Could it possibly be my main relay?
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 12:14 AM
Tiny
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Im sorry I read the question wrong yes we marked the distributor before we put the new one on.
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 12:19 AM
Tiny
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Could be the main relay-test it
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 12:19 AM
Tiny
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How do we do that? And do u know where it is located in a 1998 honda civic dx? And how to get it out properly?
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 12:21 AM
Tiny
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Didn't see Wrench EWD -check the ignition switch if there's no power at coil positive terminal
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 12:27 AM
Tiny
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There is power at the coil. It reads voltage. Everything in the distributor has been replaced or checked. Can u tell me where the main relay is located and how to test it?
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 12:32 AM
Tiny
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If you have working injectors there is nothing wrong with the main relay.
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 12:34 AM
Tiny
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Well I just got it our. Can u tell me how to test it just in case. We will try anything at this point. We cant figure out what could be wrong with it after all the things we have replaced. And where is the fuse #8 u were talking about?
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 12:46 AM
Tiny
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What else could it be? Please help!
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Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 1:21 AM

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