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    No spark, how to test trigger coil?

    I have been tracking down a lack of spark on my 96 GTX.

    New battery, full charge
    Two beeps when attaching key
    Cranks over no problem
    I think I have pulled everything apart, checked all the fuses, cleaned everything ...

    I put the test light to the white wire on the coil & get nothing. So I've pulled my mag cover & the unit looks new.

    Is there any way to test this? Anything else I should be testing?



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    thanks


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    Just throwing this out there, but did you make sure ground wire coming from rear electrical box connected to negative battery terminal? Will cause no spark.

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    It is. To bad, that would be a nice easy fix.

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    Could be a bad cdi, i have an extra if ya need it? Did ya meter the trigger coil? If so what is the reading?

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    I do know that if your battery is not at 100% it will also not let it spark sounds weird but I saw it myself with a 96 gsx looked at everything swapped in brand new charged battery still running today perfectly, and also if plug wires are old clip about 1/2 inch off the very end of them you will notice a big differance in that also

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    Battery is 100% charged & brand new. Cranks over no problems.

    How exactly do I meter the trigger coil? I put a test light to the white wire on the coil and got nothing.
    The trigger coil looks brand new, I think it was replaced.
    How/what do I test on the CDI?


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    check that GROUND wire terminal again off the coilbox, under the wire shrink stuff..i've seen these appear to be hooked up BUT the wire broken on the inside

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    Just traced everything again.
    Ground is good, battery is 100% charged.
    Advanced diagnostics gives the 1 short 1 long all is ok beeps.
    Two short beeps when hooking up the key.
    Cranks over strong but no Spark.

    Think Ill take it to the dealer.

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    This may be the cause ...

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    Yes I think so, just be sure to get all the ground wires on the coil clean and tight as you will get no spark otherwise.

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