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Old 11-27-2005, 08:01   #1 (permalink)
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82 linc towncar nospark old backyard guy more help please

i stumped dist has no additional wires to show no sighns of a pick up in
dist.and part store also said no pick up coil.tell me whats up.can there
be one .wouldn"t there be wires from distrb body?help school me please!

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Old 11-27-2005, 08:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 82 linc towncar nospark old backyard guy more help please

"jimblob" <aprilf@hotmail.com> wrote:

> i stumped dist has no additional wires to show no sighns of a pick up in
> dist.and part store also said no pick up coil.tell me whats up.can there
> be one .wouldn"t there be wires from distrb body?help school me please!


That's freaking WEIRD.

What engine is that?

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Old 11-27-2005, 08:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 82 linc towncar nospark old backyard guy more help please

Is the ignition module attached to ANYWHERE on the engine?


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Old 11-27-2005, 08:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 82 linc towncar nospark old backyard guy more help please

on canadian models there is a pick up coil .mine is a us model .there is no
crank sensor but i think i found a cam sensor on side of timing cover. what
you think .am i getting on right track?

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Old 11-27-2005, 08:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 82 linc towncar nospark old backyard guy more help please


"jimblob" <aprilf@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> i stumped dist has no additional wires to show no sighns of a pick

up in
> dist.and part store also said no pick up coil.tell me whats up.can

there
> be one .wouldn"t there be wires from distrb body?help school me

please!
>

That's a Duraspark III, EEC II,III system. As you found out, there
isn't a pickup coil. It uses a crankshaft position sensor instead of
the usual pickup


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Old 11-27-2005, 08:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 82 linc towncar nospark old backyard guy more help please

Backyard Mechanic wrote:
> "jimblob" <aprilf@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>>i stumped dist has no additional wires to show no sighns of a pick up in
>>dist.and part store also said no pick up coil.tell me whats up.can there
>>be one .wouldn"t there be wires from distrb body?help school me please!

>
>
> That's freaking WEIRD.
>
> What engine is that?
>


He's right Backyard. The distributor is empty and IIRC, not adjustable for base
timing. I think that was an early EEC-III system, it used a crankshaft position sensor
instead of a distributor pickup. One variation, probably California emissions, used a
really odd 3 contact rotor. The system was also Dura Spark instead of TFI. They were
only around for a couple of years so I don't remember much about them. jimblobs
problem is very likely the module but there were a couple of other common bugaboos on
these cars that I don't recall off the top of my head.
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Old 11-27-2005, 08:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 82 linc towncar nospark old backyard guy more help please

Backyard Mechanic wrote:
> Is the ignition module attached to ANYWHERE on the engine?
>
>

Nope. Dura Spark module on the fenderwell.
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Old 11-27-2005, 21:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 82 linc towncar nospark old backyard guy more help please

"jimblob" <aprilf@hotmail.com> wrote:

> on canadian models there is a pick up coil .mine is a us model .there
> is no crank sensor but i think i found a cam sensor on side of timing
> cover. what you think .am i getting on right track?
>


Yep... considering what the others said, I would think so... and suspect
the crank sensor

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