> >I am becoming increasingly desperate and need help!
> > I have a 1990 Tempra 1.6 which I keep as a íspareí, and now
> > gearbox has failed in my main car so I need to use the
> Tempra. The
> > battery was flat as it hadnít been started for a few months
> (it was
> > running fine before that) so I put a new battery on it, but
> > get a spark from the ignition although the starter was
> cranking nice
> > and fast. My mechanic suggested a new coil, so I have
> replaced this
> > but still have no spark whatsoever. I have tried all of the
> leads, the
> > distributor cap, rotor arm and everything obvious but still
> cannot get
> > the vehicle started.
> > Any ideas welcome.......please!
> Simple - itís the crank sensor. On the back of the gearbox is
> a small,
> elliptical shaped piece of plastic held in with 2x 10mm bolts.
> From this
> there is a cable which connects to a square connector near the
> Remove this, and if you have a multimeter, measure the
> resistance of it. On
> mine, as it warmed up the resistance increased constantly
> until it went
> completely open circuit, at which point there was no spark.
> This seems to be
> a very common fault, and whilst it is a small enough
> component, it is quite
> expensive (I was charged around 40 english pounds for one).
Many thanks for the advice - this is something nobody else (even my
mechanic!) has suggested - I will get on the case tomorrow!
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