HELP!! 1990 Honda No-Spark

Loaned my 1990 Honda to my son and it wasn't a matter of an hour or so and I received a phone call announcing it had died. Frustrating considering it had run fine for 240,000 miles until he took it. Oh
well.... Towed it home and checked for spark and found none as expected
based on his description of how it died. Got out the Haynes manual and did the diagnostic checks in Chapter 5.8. After disconnecting the wires
to the ignitor, I turned on the ignition switch and measured voltage at
the black/yellow and white/blue wires. Haynes said their should be battery voltage at both wires. The black/yellow wire was OK, but the white/blue wire had none. I was then instructed to "check the circuit between the corresponding wire ad the igition coil." It became confusing at that point because it appears the wire does not directly go to the coil. Reading this discussion thread, I am lead to believe the problem is the ignitor or coil. The ignitor makes sense considering
the recall Honda had on the part. I don't want to spend the money if I can't troubleshoot the problem properly. The Haynes manual is sketchy. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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If this happened all of a sudden, then it's more likely the igniter rather than the coil. The coil tends to fail slowly. With a dying coil, the car starts to display bad running symptoms after it is warmed up. Then the car will die at idle at stoplights or while cruising. Wait an hour, and with a dying coil, it will start up again.
With a dying igniter, the car tends not to start again, no way no how.
How old are the igniter and coil, anyway?
www.autozone.com has a complete Chilton's manual for this Civic. It has a resistance check one can do on the coil. But ISTM the Haynes manual should have this check, too. The autozone manual's check on the igniter there isn't quite the same as the one you describe. I'd try it.
See also http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/faq.html , igniter and coil sections It has some tests that are different but many here endorse.
Lastly, if it is the coil, there is an argument to be made that it's malfunction will tend to foul up the igniter, as well. If both are very old, I would strongly consider replacing both.
Use only an OEM igniter and OEM coil, whatever you do. www.slhonda.com and www.hondaautomotiveparts.com have great prices.

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The car has 240,000 and I'm not suprised with problems with the car. The car never started after it quit. I have ordered an ignitor. Thanks
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