No spark

Asked by Sep 29, 2017 at 03:04 PM about the 1997 Ford Bantam

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi i have a 1997 ford bantam 1.6i (B6
engine) i have no spark on the vehicle, i
replaced the coil and two modules inside
the distrebutor and send the distrebutor in
to check it and the guy said it is not
working although i changed the modules,
so he repaired it and tested it again and it
was working, so now i put it back in the
bantam and I'm still not getting any spark.
Any help Please

3 Answers


Has this vehicle got a solid state coil ? If so replace it with an oil filled coil. Try this first. Check also the igniter module . Its either mounted near the distributor in the shock tower area or on the bulkhead in the engine compartment.

Thanx for the advice, it is a solid state coil, I can't find any igniter module. The only modules that I have found are the ones inside the distrebuter. I also send the coil in for testing and it's working fine. If i test the two wires that supply the coil with power when the ignition is on i get 12v on the one and a few milli volds on the other wire don't know if it is suppose to be like that


Find the Engine Control Unit, Its under the Dash on the left side., and smell it to find out if there is burnt smell about it. If I remember correctly the Igniter module on these cars is towards the centre of the 'Firewall' . The Telstar igniter is near the left side strut. The plug harness connector and wires are facing downwards. Some of the older Ford and Mazda dealers will have a special tool called and Engine Signal Monitor which will identify exactly where the problem lies on your vehicle. This is a piece of equipment with a harness that connects into the vehicle's Computer Box and Harness, together with the diagnostic chart in the workshop manual will identify the voltages and where your problem lies. It's the same piece of equipment that is used on the Mazda B2600, Telstar, 626 and other earlier Mazdas . When deleting the fault codes from the Computer, : Ignition on Acc; Room light fuse out and apply the brake pedal for about 20 second. Insert the fuse , brake pedal off.

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