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Thread: 87 Thunderbird 3.8L cranks but no spark Help please

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    Default 87 Thunderbird 3.8L cranks but no spark Help please

    I have replaced the ignition control module (on the distributor) and the ignition coil.
    With a spark plug in the coil wire (grounded) I get one spark when I initially turn the key, turn the key off I hear a click coming from The area of the PCM (computer brain)
    Turn the key to ON I get another spark
    The code I get with the paper clip method are as follows
    I give the number of flashing check engine lights.
    6, 8, 6, 8, 1,1,1,1,1
    I have an NOS distributor coming .
    I am new to the forum just looking for help.
    Any help is appreciated

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    I need to also mention it is not getting fuel through the injectors, I have not put a gage on the fuel system.

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    there is another item in the distributor ,, the "pick up coil" ,, it is an electronic rendition of old points system.

    if its bad,, likely is,, then you will not get spark.

    nos dizzy on the way for you so..... drop that in.

    not making sense on your codes other than i assume code 11 which mean "no codes" to report. if the pick up is bad,, i dont think there actually is a code for that which would show up .

    scott...

    304 772 3411

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    Thank you very much for the timely response, I believe I'm on the right track.

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    While you are waiting for the new distributor, unplug the SPOUT (Spark Out) jumper to see if that makes any difference.
    This will take the EEC (computer brain) out of the ignition picture.

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    I replaced the distributor and have a running car I need to resolve a few more issues as I am to deliver a respectable automobile to my parents.
    Thank you Fox body people
    Doug

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