Primary-Ignition-Testing:  No Start 


When there is a no-start condition and you discover there is no spark, an easy and quick check in some cases is to check for a primary trigger either with a test light or a lab scope to check for a trigger. 

Diagram of a Primary Ignition Circuit 

Testing for a No Start Condition 

Connect a quality test light to the negative side of the coil and the other end of the test light to ground. 

While the engine is cranking if there is a trigger to the control circuit the test light should blink.



Also with a lab scope with the positive lead connected to the negative side of the coil, there should be a control circuit signal on the lab scope screen. 

If the primary circuit test well and there is no spark from the coil, you have a defective coil wire or a defective coil.

There is a mini test coming up with one these video's 

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1.) There is no spark from the coil wire how can you confirm it’s a defective coil
2.) Explain how you would check for a no-start condition from the ignition system

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