Distributor replacement - no spark.

Mihnea Cotet mik at info.fundp.ac.be
Wed Feb 26 21:37:50 EST 2003


Other possible causes are:

-TDC sensor and pin on the flywheel
-bad ECU

Try to eliminate these first before going further.



At 15:20 26/02/2003 -0500, SuffolkD at aol.com wrote:
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>Oh, worthy ones:
>Subject is a 200 20V Sedan w/~140K.
>P.O. had car "die" on him at stop light.
>Listers suggested the gear in the distributor had broken.
>Only guess that timing belt is loose and did not jump a tooth but that's
>New updated Distributor w/metal gear installed by shop.
>Shop is saying there is no spark when starting the engine.
>They also say it turns over fine.  A point I verified by socket and hand
>wrench by turning the crank bolt and marking the timing belt watching it go
>completely around more than once and "feeling" at least five compression
>Car battery was dead so I didn't use starter or pull codes (Have Vag-Com)
>I searched SJM site and sent extensive documentation and marked the
>distributor "alignment" marks in black perm marker to the shop.
>Besides the shop telling me (they followed the instructions on installation),
>but maybe not followed the instructions exactly with regards to cam pulley/
>Distrib AND flyweel alignment marks done correctly, what else would cause no
>Four reasons I think may cause it:
>1. Misalignment of the three timing marks - reason above.
>2.  Key switch to ECU bad (as per SJM)
>3.  Coil bad.
>4. Alarm imobilizer killing start (relay #38 or so, then jumper connections)
>as per SJM.
>Any that I missed? Distrib bad?
>I did check the distributor cap and could turn it clock and counter-clock
>wise while in place after their installation.  Bad I'd say.
>TIA -Scott in BOSTON
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