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Old 10-16-2009, 13:42   #1 (permalink)
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91 Econoline Van--No spark???

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I have an electrical issue that nobody seems to have any real answers for. I've had this issue for over a year. <o:p></o:p>
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Brief History: 91 Econoline, E350 Van, Electronic Ignition, Fuel Injection<o:p></o:p>
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Van doesn't start, I remove the cap from from the Ignition Coil, put screwdriver next to Coil "plug", turn engine over, NO SPARK. In the past, it wouldn’t start, then the battery would wear down, therefore lowering the voltage going into the coil. I’d get a jump and many times it would all of a sudden start. <o:p></o:p>
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But lately, with no spark, I’ll have 12.5 volts into and out of the coil, yet no spark. I’ve checked all affiliated wiring around the coil, no shorts, etc. I’ve replaced the coil a couple of times, also replaced the ignition module. No luck. A couple of months ago I was eventually able to get a spark by QUICK TURNS OF THE KEY. It will then run for a couple of days or even a couple of weeks, then eventually doesn’t start. I’ll then do QUICK TURNS OF THE KEY and eventually it starts. My mechanic is at a loss, but guesses it may need a new distributor. <o:p></o:p>
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Any help re this matter would be greatly appreciated.<o:p></o:p>
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Old 10-16-2009, 17:43   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 91 Econoline Van--No spark???

That does sound like you need a distributor. That's what controls the distributor side of the coil.
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Re: 91 Econoline Van--No spark???

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That does sound like you need a distributor. That's what controls the distributor side of the coil.
What are you referring to as "That's"?

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The distributor controls the coils firing.
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Ok.........thanks so much, I appreciate it

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