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Old 08-21-2010, 09:00 PM
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94 Altima getting no spark from the plugs... Please help!

So I replaced the plugs, wires, distributor and ignition coil on my 94 Altima 5 speed. and still cannot get the plugs to spark as I try to turn the engine over. I can here it cranking but it just won't ignite. I pulled the plugs and tried cranking with the plug against the valve cover to see if it would spark and no go. Any suggestions?

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Are you saying there was no spark before the change of plugs or there was spark before the change? If there was spark before I'd wager you have the wires connected wrong, always replace one at a time to avoid this.

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I actually replaced the lines 6 months ago... did do one at a time as you suggested. Posted to this forum at the time and discovered I had a bad distributor. Finally did discover what was wrong after replacing ignition coil needlessly... I had a bad rotor on the distributor. It wasn't making full connection. I'm going to keep the coil on anyway seeing as the car is 16 years old and the old coil was original. Thanks for the suggestion anyway!
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is the MIL/CEL lit up? have you tried pulling codes?

sounds like a sensor problem to me. crank sensor, tdc senor, etc can make the car not fire if they arent sending the ECU the signals that tell it the position of engine components.

sounds dumb, but have you double-checked all the connectors to make sure something's not unplugged? checked the vacuum lines?
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