Will not spark at plugs

Asked by Feb 05, 2017 at 08:04 AM about the 1984 Ford Bronco STD 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have replaced the distributor, cap and
rotary button, coil, ignition module on
distributor, plugs wires, and fixed
several wires in the cluster of wires
getting a spark from coil to the
distributor but not getting any spark
from distributor to the spark plug any
clue on what can be the issue

4 Answers


As you have replaced everything that could have been a problem then one can only assume that some of your new parts are bad, coil output maybe low enough that it can't jump the small gap between the distributor rotor and the cap electrode, or the rotor is of the resistor type and the resistor is defective, caps carbon brush is damaged, defect in the cap causing spark to arch directly to ground. HTH


Could it be the repair done to the wires in the loom that you did?

It shouldn't did each wire by it self


If you had messed up you would not have spark at the coil.

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