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Old 11-17-08, 9:56   #1 (permalink)
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93' Ford Probe GT - No Spark?

I have taken this glorious car to 2 different mechanics, both cannot tell me why i have no spark. Distributor, and alternator has all tested fine, battery is new, anything associated with the spark has all been tested and seems fine.

Nobody can tell me why there is no spark, even the Dealership. A whopping $280 to tell me they don't know what its going to take to fix it, except for get a new engine.

Everything was running fine, then poof lights burn out, radio cuts off, and now it wont start, and the problem is, there is no spark.

Someone forwarded me to this forum for help, as you have fixed his Probe many o times.

Thanks in advance
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check all your fuses under the hood and the inside fuse box

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Check that all the grounds are clean and tight. I believe there's one under the fuse box (in the engine bay) that sometimes causes the 100 amp fuse to blow.

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it's electrical, obviously, those mechanics (and the one at the dealer especially) should be punched in the face.

like paulg said...check your power and grounds. i just got out of electrical III and my instructor burned that phrase into my brain with a hot iron. everything starts with power and ground. nothing will work if you don't have those two things even if everything else is a-okay

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I'm on Mechanic number three now, he says everything has tested fine as well, and there is spark, but its very very low and not enough to ignite the fuel, he also has no clue how to fix it, after doing everything the other 2 did, everyone draws blanks yet again!

I should of figured if the Ford dealership didn't know what to do it was a grim outlook.

If only there was a ford probe god that came from the heavens and fixed my car.

Thanks for all your help everyone but i think shes headed to the ye ol' junkyard.
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Did he see the weak spark at the distributor, or at the end of the spark plug wire? Could be the wires are toast. If it was at the distributor, maybe the coil has a bad ground or is f'ed in which case I believe it can be a fixed with the hei mod with external coil. Read up on the hei mod with external coil and it might solve your issues.

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Did he see the weak spark at the distributor, or at the end of the spark plug wire? Could be the wires are toast. If it was at the distributor, maybe the coil has a bad ground or is f'ed in which case I believe it can be a fixed with the hei mod with external coil. Read up on the hei mod with external coil and it might solve your issues.
new wires, new plugs, new battery, weak at the end of the spark plug wire. Funny you should say i had neighborhood mechanic #4 come and take a look, and said "Bad coil, $50 online, betcha it starts fine." and he was drunk. For some reason i seem to trust him more then the rest.

I feel like that lady that kept giving those Nigerian princes all of her money in hopes of receiving her fortune.
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