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What can be wrong if no spark in coil?

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Answer #1 | 28/12 2013 20:51
Ok i answered this earlier. Are you getting power to the coil? Check to see if the wires going to the coil get power. Check the ballast resistor. I did a little research and you have a ignition or ballast resistor on that dakota did you check or replace it that is a less than $10 item. It might be just a simple overlooked item that should be replaced as well. Or it is the ignition control module. Easy to replace as well and relatively inexpensive. I haven't worked on a dodge in years. I forget they did weird things like ballast resistor and ignition control modules that are external from the distributor. You still need to get a service manual or a chiltons book on the pickup. It will help you out in the future.
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Answer #2 | 28/12 2013 20:05
Replace the ignition coil. Also replace the wire from coil to distributor if you didn't do that as part of ignition rewiring.
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Answer #3 | 28/12 2013 19:55
My first guess is the distributor.
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Answer #4 | 28/12 2013 21:15
Could be due to many things. Check out this site (I have it earmarked as a favorite since it's real informative.) www.easyautodiagnostics.com
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Answer #5 | 28/12 2013 22:35
ok im old, your ignition module or ballast resistor is dead, both are on the firewall i believe.
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Answer #6 | 28/12 2013 20:15
It's possible that you have no power between the coil and the distributer. Also, you should test the coil for power. You have two wires connected to the coil. One comes from your distributer and the other is from the ignition. When you turn the ignition on, you should have power on one side of the coil. Check it with a 12 volt tester. If the tester lights up, then it's something under the distributer cap. Check all your connections and make sure they are clean and tight.
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