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Old 01-28-2019, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everybody!

I recently bought a 1994 1.0 Samurai. The car is in great shape. I changed all the filters, lubricants, spark plugs and plug wires to the distributor and to the ignition coil.

Car was running great, until it suddenly stopped working while in motion. I checked everything.... fuel is coming, i have battery, starter works fine,..... and my conclusion is I dont have spark on the plugs... I changed the ignition coil to a new one, tested with a direct connection to a spark plug and works great, but when i connect the ignition coil to the distributor it just doesn't give me a spark The rotor and the distributor cap looks like new, what should I look for?? Maybe the little condenser on the distributor????

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Anyone??? Please???
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Could you confirm what you have, I'm not aware of a 1.0L of that age. It may depend where you are, in the UK it was never referred to samurai just SJ410. As you mention condenser I assume it still has points.
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Thank you Darrell!!

Yes, it is a carburettor 1.0L. I am in Portugal. This is my engine:



I changed the ignition coil since the values I got from ohmeter were high, comparing to the chart I had to test it..... My conclusion is that the problem is between the ignition coil and the plugs.... since the cables are new and everything was running smoothly, it must be something in the distributor...... the contact needle (I dont know its name in english) seems fine, no corrosion on the distributor.... no corrosion in the distributor..... I really dont know what to do

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I've uploaded the ignition section from the workshop manual. You should have a PM shortly.
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If you're getting a spark at the coil but not at the plugs, the problem will either be the rotor or the distributor cap.
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Thank you all... I will study this carefully
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fordem I am also wondering if the solenoid is giving the coil the propper tension....
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If you're getting a spark at the coil but not at the plugs, the problem will either be the rotor or the distributor cap.
or leads......check the lead coil to distributor. Hopefully the spark from the coil is big, fat and blue. If its not, look for bad connections on the 12V side of things.
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Thank you 2013GV,

All the leads are new and were working fine.... I am looking for an easy way to test the distributor
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