Why is there no spark on my 68 VW?
Had a very similar problem on a 68 VW. No spark. Replaced the coil, center wire, points and the rotor. Nada. Turned out to be the center pin conductor in the rotor cap. Looked OK, but on close inspection, the little metal tip was gone. New cap cured the problem.
How to know if your engine has no spark?
First Confirm Your Engine Has No Spark. 1 Disable the fuel system by removing the fuel pump fuse or relay. 2 Insert a spark plug tester into the plug boot and ground it on a piece of metal on the engine. 3 Finally, Have someone crank the engine and watch for spark.
Why is the spark not coming out of the rotor?
No spark. Replaced the coil, center wire, points and the rotor. Nada. Turned out to be the center pin conductor in the rotor cap. Looked OK, but on close inspection, the little metal tip was gone. New cap cured the problem. I am getting power to the coil, but I am not getting a spark out of the center wire when I crank the motor.
How many spark plugs does a 5 cylinder Volvo use?
Volvo’s 5 cylinder engines take 5 spark plugs, and the debate rages as always as to whether Bosch Platinums are better than Champion or NGK. The safe route is OEM Volvo turbo 5-cylinder / non-turbo 5-cylinder or Champion RC8PYP. Do a Stage 0 before anything else.
What causes a car engine to have no spark?
A Bad Rotor Or Distributor Cap (cracks or carbon tracks that are allowing the spark to short to ground). Often the distributor cap is suspect. The internal and external surface of the cap should be clean. No erosion should be on the surface and the firing points should be free of rust or corrosion. Also, Confirm the rotor is in good working order.
Why does my car not start when I crank the engine?
The crankshaft position (CKP) sensor monitors the position or rotational speed of the crankshaft. If the crankshaft position sensor has failed completely, and isn’t sending a signal to the (ECU) at all, then the computer won’t send any fuel to the injectors. This will leave you unable to start the car.