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Eu3000 has no spark when I ground the spark plug to the engine but has sparked when I hold it about a quarter inch away from the engine

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Try a new spark plug.

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Faulty spark plug is my guess.

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SOURCE: I can't get spark plug wires off of spark plug.

first off the vibes come with iridium spark plugs so there is no reason you should be taking them out unless you have more that 200,000 miles on it. and they also dont have a spark plug wire its a coil pack with a rubber shaft that reaches the top of the plug. and dont take them out unless your replacing them because they will more that likley break.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: change the spark plugs

you need a special socket for your car. its deep socket with thin wall. what i did was to bring my socket to a machine shop and made my tool thinner

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: change coil, sparkplugs, spark plug wires, icm and

Coil is bad
inspect for cracks
u could check for spark at the coil wire going into the distributer(center wire )

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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SOURCE: chevrolet trailblazer 2006 engine spark plugs

Platinum (or more precisely-AC Delo Iridium) spark plugs. The six spark plugs are directly under each of the six coils on top of the camshaft cover. The air intake needs to be removed, then each of the 10mm bolts for the individual coils. The coils can then be removed and the spark plugs accessed.

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Kia Rio turns over but won't start.

These are coil packs,the most likely problem will be the crank sensor,or the cam sensor,these are what trigger the pulse for spark,and injector pulse.

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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