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Old 12-01-2010, 07:55 AM
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chrysler 3.0 no spark

ok so its a Chrysler 3.0 in a 97 minivan was driving down the road and it shut down after a little poking around im not getting any spark any ideas

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What kind of ignition system is on it? Distributor or computer controlled?
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Start with the basic stuff. Pull off the cap and see if there's anything visibly wrong, like excessive build up, worn rotor or terminals. Get the coil tested at autozone or whatever you have near you.
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Any check engine light? Turn the key to the first position (accessory position) then cycle the key three times to the on/start position on the third time leave it in the start position (do not start) and record how many flashes you see from your check engine light. two sets of 5 flashes (55) means there are no problems.
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Could be a coil pack/ or might have a striped timing belt. JMO How does the engine turn over ? Did this happen all the sudden ?


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sounds normal turning over but it could have jumped a few teeth it does have 230K on it but at the same time no spark at all from the plugs i checked but yep all the sudden just cruising at 60 and it just shut off no signs just gone
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It would have set a light if it jumped timing!
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i thought of melted wires iv had that problem before on another car but i cant find anything the wires are all still warped in the flex tubing they came on from factory
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It would have set a light if it jumped timing!
Not alway's not everytime, I have seen it before and did not throw any lights/codes.JMO


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sounds normal turning over but it could have jumped a few teeth it does have 230K on it but at the same time no spark at all from the plugs i checked but yep all the sudden just cruising at 60 and it just shut off no signs just gone

I will tell you something else , If you strip enough teeth of the belt you won't have any fire/spark.



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if it was still light out id pull the inspection cover on the timing belt
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I don't like to correct the way people speak but this one has bothered me to the max for all my life. It's not "all of the sudden". It's "all of A sudden".

Now, back to the subject. When is the last time the timing belt was replaced? I don't trust belts for timing. There is a good chance that it jumped or stripped some teeth like the rest of the guys said. That would be the first place to check, then check the ignition system if the belt is ok.
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I don't like to correct the way people speak but this one has bothered me to the max for all my life. It's not "all of the sudden". It's "all of A sudden".

Now, back to the subject. When is the last time the timing belt was replaced? I don't trust belts for timing. There is a good chance that it jumped or stripped some teeth like the rest of the guys said. That would be the first place to check, then check the ignition system if the belt is ok.
Then don't.



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I don't like to correct the way people speak but this one has bothered me to the max for all my life. It's not "all of the sudden". It's "all of A sudden".

Now, back to the subject. When is the last time the timing belt was replaced? I don't trust belts for timing. There is a good chance that it jumped or stripped some teeth like the rest of the guys said. That would be the first place to check, then check the ignition system if the belt is ok.
never my grandma bought the van new and have it to me when it hit about 160K gave it to me just basic repairs when something broke the timing belt may be completely broke i haven't checked
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