No spark No Start

Tiny
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This is a friends car. Now stuck in my backyard! HELP!

91 Tempo GL 113,000 miles with a 2.3 litre motor.
automatic trans

My buddys wife drove the car approximately 5 or 6 miles when it just stalled out and wouldnt start. She called her husband, He arrived about 20 minutes to a half hour later. Got in the car, It started right up. He drove it another half to three quarters of a mile and it stalled out again. It hasn't started since. Its been sitting in my backyard for 2 weeks now and none can figure it out. They have changed out the coil pack and also something (Electrical)that is attached to the bottom(under side) of the distributor. Due to no spark. (I'm old school and am not not familiar with new car components.) They have a manual and have run numerous tests. Also when you turn on the key but not in the crank position all the idiot lights do light up. Which is suppose to indicate that the computer is still functional. We don't have anything to check codes with. Please Help.

Cleaned throughly both the leads and the ground as well as the Battery terminals and connectors.

We have fuel flow thru the filter, Nothing is makeing it to the plugs. (Dry as a Bone) and still no spark! Are these 2 related? Could one thing solve both problems? All so there is pressure in the fuel rail. Checked it by depressing the Schrader valve( Like a tire valve) on top of 1 of the injectors and fuel sprayed out. Also the fuel shutoff in the trunk rattles. Like something is loose inside. Is this normal? Or will the fuel shut-off also shut off the spark? Does this mean anything? Does it help?
Thanks, ???

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Thursday, August 9th, 2007 AT 8:52 AM

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Tiny
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Yes I did post it on another part of the forum.I believe I read to post it in more than 1 for faster response. As I do not mean to confuse the issue. I will go ahead and delete the other post to eliminate the confusion. :Oops:

I did However, By-pass the fuel shut off(Jumper). Now I have power at the coil. Changed Module on the distributor.(Outer)Now I have Spark!
Turned it over. And it backfired thru the butterfly.A sign of ignition. :Shock: Installed New spark Plugs Gapped them at 52.(The old plugs were horrible. Worn out they were gapped at 91!) After replacing the wornout plugs. Turned the key and BINGO! Problem solved! 8) Thanks for all your help and suggestions. :Wink:

Hope this also helps someone else who has a driveability problem that stalls out and turns into a crank No start.

Thanks again for the help, suggestions and pointers. 8)

:mrgreen: Its nice to have a professional site with professional, Knowledgeable staff, to help out the Little guy! :Wink:

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Sunday, August 12th, 2007 AT 3:05 PM
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Glad you could get it fixed, that kind of problem can be tough. Please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help

Cheers, Ken

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 AT 7:05 PM
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Electrical problem
1991 Ford Tempo 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 73000 miles

CAR STALLED WHILE DRIVING, I CHECKED INERTIA FUEL SHUT OFF SWITCH, IT'S OK WHEN I PUT INGNITION SWITCH TO RUN POSITION, I CAN HERE THE FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURISE. I CHECKED SPARK FROM THE COIL WIRE NO SPARK, I REPLACED COIL, STILL NO SPARK, SO I REPLACED THE INGNITION CONTROL MODULE, NO SPARK, SO AFTER READING
CHILTON BOOK IT SAYS IT'S THE EEC MODULE I WOULD JUST LIKE TO GET IT RUNNING, IT SEEMS LIKE ITS JUST A SWITCH OR RELAY GONE BAD CAN YOU HELP ME,

BIGBUCKKIE
DILLON BEACH, CA

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 AT 7:05 PM (Merged)
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Believe it or not, i've experienced a lot of bad coil wires on fords causing a no spark condition. Have yet to run across a bad computer as cause. Always a first time? Make sure your coil has juice with key on. And ground. The distributor has other components that can effect spark. I usually change the whole thing with a complete scrap yard 1. Although it's possible to test the components.

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 AT 7:05 PM (Merged)
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I forgot to tell you I also replaced plugs, wires, cap, and rotor. With the new coil and ingnition module, there is only the stator essembly in the dist. I have not replaced yet

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 AT 7:05 PM (Merged)
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JUNIE
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Electrical problem
1991 Ford Tempo 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

91 tempo no spark changed coil, distributer asembly and module anyone have any idea how I can get a spark?

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 AT 7:05 PM (Merged)
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Which ignition system do you have. Duraspark II or TFI. The TFI system has the ignition module right on the distributor. The D II has it in a separate box. Make sure you have juice to the coil with ignition on. Check at coil connector plug.

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 AT 7:05 PM (Merged)
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TREVOR696
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Electrical problem
1993 Ford Tempo 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 190864 miles

my car died comin down the mountain I've replaced the fuel pump, fuel fillter, plugs, wires and clynoid. I've taken out the #1 plug to watch for spark but no spark. Im stumped

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 AT 7:06 PM (Merged)
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No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, cap and rotor /distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, ECM, Ignitor cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 AT 7:06 PM (Merged)
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I have a 1993 Ford Tempo 4 cyl 2.3 liter engine. The problem started about two months ago, the car sometimes while idling at a stop would just stall because there was no spark. Tried to start it up but would not start until about 5 minutes then would start up again. When it stalled again I check all the basic components, spark plugs, distributor cap, spark plug wires ect, all check out OK.I assumed it was the ICM and pick-up bought a new one but still had the same problem from time to time. Them bought a Hans manual, I check when the car was running the Ignition coil-OK, check the new ICM and pick-up-OK the ignition switch-OK Check the Computer with a code debugger got 111 (system OK)then I check
the plug that goes into the ICM, pin-2(Coil Power)12
volts ignition switch in run position-OK. Pin-3(ICM Power)12 volts ignition switch in run and start position-OK. Pin-4 (FTO or Start not Sure)12 volts ignition in the start position-OK. Then when the car stalled again I check everything again and find that the only thing different is the voltage at pin-4 of the ICM plug which reads.8 volts(instead of 12 volts) in the start ignition position.I traced the wire of pin-4(white with thin pink stripe)the ECC (engine computer).A week ago the car Stalled again at a stop the difference now is it never stated back up again, Had to tow the car at my house. What is the problem. Everything checks out OK but that pin-4. Did the computer go bad. Semiconductors are not known to have intermittent problems, when they go bad they go bad the first time.
HELP!

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 AT 7:06 PM (Merged)
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Plastic gears in the window motor are gone. Need a new one, Autozone sells em.

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Electrical problem
1993 Ford Tempo Front Wheel Drive Automatic 200000 miles

I am getting no spark I have changed everything I can think of the engine turns I just get no spark can anybody help me

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 AT 7:06 PM (Merged)
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Engine Mechanical problem
1992 Ford Tempo 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I have a 1992 Ford Tempo GL that has no spark. I have replaced the ICM, Coil, and distributor. Still no power. I have power to my coil using a test light but I have no power out using the plug wires and screwdriver test. I have no idea what else to test!

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 AT 7:06 PM (Merged)
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FIXITMR
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Is the coil wire good? When i'm having spark problems I check spark from coil wire. When did this problem start?

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 AT 7:06 PM (Merged)
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No spark.

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 AT 7:06 PM (Merged)
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Can you give us some history just before and just after this happened?

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 AT 7:06 PM (Merged)
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My 94 Ford Tempo (124K miles) 2.3 with EEC-IV ignition lost it's spark. Replaced TFI module, distributor stator, plug & coil wires & ignition coil. Am getting 12V to coil positive and TFI module POWER pin. Code scan gives 212 (Loss of IDM signal, short to ground in SPOUT circuit). Shorting plug in SPOUT wire checks OK. What to do next?

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 AT 7:06 PM (Merged)
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I have a 1993 ford tempo with a no spark condition similar to yours. The engine cranks but I have no spark.
I tried a shoot gun approach to fix problem, replace coil, entire Distributor with pip and ICM assembly, distributor cap, wires and so on but still have no spark. The trouble I found out later is the start wire(white with pink stripe) also known as the ignition diagnostic monitor wire.I should have battery voltage coming out from the wire from pin 4 on the eec IV computer to the ICM when the ignition key is in the start position when the S-wire to the starter relay is disconnected for testing but only having.8 volts.
I wanted to know did you ever find out what the problem with your car.I would sure appreciate any info.

Thanks runbebe

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Engine Mechanical problem
1992 Ford Tempo 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 78000 miles

I am working on a ford tempo for a friend and I cant get spark from the coil to the Distributor. I have already changed the coil and checked the relays. The problem is that the car has been sitting for a few years. I am starting to think it might have something to do with the ignition modual on the Distributor itself. Any ideas?

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Sunday, January 7th, 2018 AT 7:06 PM (Merged)
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Make sure your getiing 12 volts to coil. Check distributor harness plug for corrosion. You can get module tested at local national auto franchise. Was the car running condition when last parked? Did you check for spark at coil tip with spark wire removed?

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