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no spark
04-30-2011, 07:57 PM
Post: #1
no spark
originally had starter troubles on a 96 hyandai elantra replaced starter.
but now wont start, but it cranks..has new plugs... checked for spark and none..so i assumed it was coil pack... went to junkyard and wondering if i bought a junk coilpack cause that was no help...
status quo.........any ideas..thanks!
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04-30-2011, 11:35 PM
Post: #2
RE: no spark
First of all I would suggest reading the "Forum Announcements" so you can make a better post. We need more information; engine, transmission, etc., to know what we are dealing with. Here's a little generic advice to get you started until we have more information.

I would start by checking all of the fuses with a test light. You may have blown one while working on the starter or forgot to hook up a wire. If all of the fuses are good I would move on to the 12v wire feeding the coil & the ground. Is the coil getting both 12v & ground with the ignition on? If it is the coil could be bad. If it isn't you will need to track down why you don't have the missing element. (A wire not hooked up, bad ignition switch, etc.

Please get back to us with more information so we can provide better advice.

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05-02-2011, 12:24 PM
Post: #3
RE: no spark
(04-30-2011 11:35 PM)Garner Wrote:  First of all I would suggest reading the "Forum Announcements" so you can make a better post. We need more information; engine, transmission, etc., to know what we are dealing with. Here's a little generic advice to get you started until we have more information.

I would start by checking all of the fuses with a test light. You may have blown one while working on the starter or forgot to hook up a wire. If all of the fuses are good I would move on to the 12v wire feeding the coil & the ground. Is the coil getting both 12v & ground with the ignition on? If it is the coil could be bad. If it isn't you will need to track down why you don't have the missing element. (A wire not hooked up, bad ignition switch, etc.

Please get back to us with more information so we can provide better advice.

ok its a 1996 hyundai elantra 4 cyl auto 160,000 mi ...in northwest pennsylvania ...fuses checked ok and then i checked the power and ground going into coil pack while key on and they both light up..so would it be the coil pack being the culprit?.. thanks again!
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05-02-2011, 02:58 PM
Post: #4
RE: no spark
Where did you check for spark? If you checked at the plugs, check at the coil pack itself as the wires could be bad. I am also showing that your car has a “Crankshaft Position Sensor” which can affect the spark. I can’t find any information on how to eliminate one or the other. May-be one of the other guys will know and can post the information for you? You may be able to have the codes read and come up some valuable information that could save time and money. I would recommend recording ALL of the code NUMBERS, post them here, & have the codes cleared.

I hope that helps. Please let us know what you find.

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05-03-2011, 11:09 AM
Post: #5
RE: no spark
(05-02-2011 02:58 PM)Garner Wrote:  Where did you check for spark? If you checked at the plugs, check at the coil pack itself as the wires could be bad. I am also showing that your car has a “Crankshaft Position Sensor” which can affect the spark. I can’t find any information on how to eliminate one or the other. May-be one of the other guys will know and can post the information for you? You may be able to have the codes read and come up some valuable information that could save time and money. I would recommend recording ALL of the code NUMBERS, post them here, & have the codes cleared.

I hope that helps. Please let us know what you find.

i checked for spark at the plugs.. ill check for spark at coilpack next, any clues on where i could locate the crankshaft sensor
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05-03-2011, 09:47 PM (This post was last modified: 05-03-2011 09:50 PM by Garner.)
Post: #6
RE: no spark
I know that this isn't very good but it was the only thing that I could find at the moment.

Under hood, center, upper engine area, mounted in front passenger side of engine block.

You can go to the link below to see what it looks like, price, etc.

Advanced Auto Parts

Please keep us updated on what you find.

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05-04-2011, 12:26 PM
Post: #7
RE: no spark
(05-03-2011 09:47 PM)Garner Wrote:  I know that this isn't very good but it was the only thing that I could find at the moment.

Under hood, center, upper engine area, mounted in front passenger side of engine block.

You can go to the link below to see what it looks like, price, etc.

Advanced Auto Parts
ok this might sound like a dumb question but how do u check for spark at coilpack i know theres power going to it. ive tried three different coilpacks and guessing it isnt that but not sure how u can check spark at coilpack,,, thanks again for the info


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05-04-2011, 09:21 PM
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RE: no spark
The best way is to pull the plug wire off and use a spark tester. A not so good way is to pull the plug wire off and hold a grounded piece of wire close and see if spark jumps to it.

Getting the codes read may point you in the right direction? Record all of the code NUMBERS and post them here. Have the computer cleared.

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05-05-2011, 12:45 PM (This post was last modified: 05-05-2011 01:34 PM by chevychugger.)
Post: #9
RE: no spark
(05-04-2011 09:21 PM)Garner Wrote:  The best way is to pull the plug wire off and use a spark tester. A not so good way is to pull the plug wire off and hold a grounded piece of wire close and see if spark jumps to it.

Getting the codes read may point you in the right direction? Record all of the code NUMBERS and post them here. Have the computer cleared.

so im guessing i have to tow it to an auto zone to have the codes read noone i know has a code reader ..would a test light work to read the codes ?...thanks again!
also there is no engine light on after i reset battery and i remembered that when i replaced the starter.. it spun... i forgot to unplug the battery and this is the problem i created lol.
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05-05-2011, 03:59 PM
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RE: no spark
No, you can’t read the codes with a test light. You might check around at some different Parts stores as some will let you “Rent” a code reader. Another option is to try a Crank Sensor but they seem pretty expensive.

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