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No Start 98 2.4 Breeze, No Spark


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#1 HemiDart28 (converted)

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Posted September 1, 2005 at 09:22 pm

Hey everybody, I'm new here. I have a 98 breeze, 2.4 l, I bought the car from one of my customers, it had a blown timing belt, being an interference engine they decided to get a new car instead of paying for labor to see if there were bent valves or not, so I put a timing belt on, checked timing marks several times to be sure, then when I went to start it up- no spark, after several tests, I found that the crank and cam sensors are functioning properly, the asd relay switches, the only thing that doesn't check out including the coil pack being good; the negative sides of the coil don't switch, but this system runs a power side switching circuit which mean that the neg. sides will be permanently grounded through the pcm, but still no spark. I have no codes, nor do I have a scanner to check history codes at the time. Any help on this would be great. Thanks

#2 SpecialK

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Posted September 1, 2005 at 10:46 pm

Hey everybody, I'm new here.  I have a 98 breeze, 2.4 l, I bought the car from one of my customers, it had a blown timing belt, being an interference engine they decided to get a new car instead  of paying for labor to see if there were bent valves or not, so I put a timing belt on, checked timing marks several times to be sure, then when I went to start it up- no spark, after several tests, I found that the crank and cam sensors are functioning properly, the asd relay switches, the only thing that doesn't check out including the coil pack being good; the negative sides of the coil don't switch, but this system runs a power side switching circuit which mean that the neg. sides will be permanently grounded through the pcm, but still no spark.  I have no codes, nor do I have a scanner to check history codes at the time.  Any help on this would be great.  Thanks

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First of all, 2.4L engines are NOT interference engines. There should be no damage to the valves. With that said, I bet it is the crank sensor. They have been known to fail without throwing a code. But I wouldn't rule out the coil either, those are a common failure too.

Sounds like you pretty much stole the thing. They should've paid you to put the new belt on and see what happened........

BTW, where did the mis-information about the 2.4 being an interference engine come from anyway? Or was it just assumed because it is a DOHC?


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