1989 Ford Probe no spark

Tiny
ANTHONYJALCALA
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  • 1989 FORD PROBE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 185,000 MILES
Relays seem to be funtioning, clicking on when ignition is activated. Installed new coil. Still no spark. Removed ignition module and had tested. Tested good. Connections are clean and no change in engine cranking speed. I was told that I could have a bad distributer. Are there any test that can confirm that or is there something else I'm missing? I was also told about a fuel shut off safty switch in the back of the car that can go bad or that would cut off power when in an accident. This car was never in an accident. This car does sit alot and not garage kept.
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 AT 11:06 AM

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Tiny
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Hi
With test light key on see if voltage on coil + white/red wire. If good place light on coil neg. Crank does it flash?
You had TFI checked?
Let me know
THanks for donate
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 AT 12:13 PM
Tiny
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I do not know what the TFI is and how to check it. I still have to perform those test on the coil and I'll let you know the results. Cold in Wisconsin today!
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 AT 2:06 PM
Tiny
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TFI mounted to side of Dist.
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 AT 2:17 PM
Tiny
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The TFI is mounted to the distributer on V-6 models. I have a 4cyl. Turbo. The ignition module on my car was tested and is mounted on a bracket on the side of the coil. It tested good. Can there be a intermittent problem with a module that test good or can there be a problem with the test procedure at the parts store that I had it tested at? Voltage to coil+ White/red wire, Good. Coil neg. Light remains on when cranking engine.
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 AT 4:43 PM
Tiny
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Out of office over the holidays?

Still stalled. Any other recomendations?
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Monday, January 4th, 2010 AT 12:37 PM
Tiny
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Pull dist. Cap crank engine rotor turn?
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Monday, January 4th, 2010 AT 4:12 PM
Tiny
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Checked distributer, okay. Reassembled and car started. Ran good for about an hour and then engine began to clatter and quit. Cam gear was loose and aligning hole was oblonged. Not sure why. Timing belt may have jumped. Could be serious!
Anyway, Thanks for the help with my origional problem.
I may have to come back with new question down the road.
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Friday, January 8th, 2010 AT 7:37 PM
Tiny
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Good luck engine interference ie. Valve bender
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Saturday, January 9th, 2010 AT 1:42 PM

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