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96 Plymouth Grand Voyager - No Spark


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#1 D1GRIZZ (converted)

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Posted April 19, 2006 at 05:02 pm

I have a 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager with a 3.3 liter engine in it. The car turns over. I can hear the fuel pump running when I engage the ignition, but I have no spark to the plugs or power to the connector to the coil pack. I have replaced the crank sensor, but still have no spark. I can not find any loose are damaged wires at the relay box, PCM, or in the engine compartment. I may have a slight fuel leak somewhere. When I crank the engine and it doesn't start I can smell a little fuel.

I recently replaced the rear head and it has run very well since then. The car has always been a bit of a gas hog compared to newer chrysler minivans, and I have never been sure if it was a problem with this particular van or a general trait of this model and year.

Can you give me ideas of what the problem might be?

#2 John Wood

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Posted April 19, 2006 at 05:04 pm

Is there a factory security system installed in the vehicle (anti-theft)? Was any other work done?

#3 D1GRIZZ (converted)

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Posted April 19, 2006 at 05:35 pm

No security system. I recently replaced the spark plugs and wires with Bosch platinums and the air filter. I recently replaced the air conditioning compressor, and the water pump.

Edited by D1GRIZZ, April 19, 2006 at 05:49 pm.


#4 John Wood

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Posted April 19, 2006 at 06:46 pm

After the work you did, did it not start then? .... or did this just randomly occur while it was running.

Do you have any computer error codes?

I recently replaced the rear head and it has run very well since then. The car has always been a bit of a gas hog compared to newer chrysler minivans, and I have never been sure if it was a problem with this particular van or a general trait of this model and year.


After you finished the head replacement, did you make sure to hook up the ground wire between the plenum bolt and the firewall?

Edited by John Wood, April 19, 2006 at 06:47 pm.


#5 jw6161 (converted)

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Posted April 19, 2006 at 07:38 pm

check the drivers for the coil pack. the easeiest way to do this is to check the three wires at the coil pack to the pcm. leave the pcm plugged in and check the wires for continuity to ground. one of the wires will probably be grounded, if this is the case, you will need a pcm due to the coil driver being shorted.

#6 Struts 'N' Stuff Auto

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Posted April 19, 2006 at 09:10 pm

You can try this:
Jump power to the Ignition coil positive from the battery, then see if it starts by using the key.
If it starts, then you have a problem with the supply positive for the coil. If it starts and you want to shut it off, you will have to remove the wire from the battery.

#7 D1GRIZZ (converted)

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Posted April 20, 2006 at 12:57 am

After the work you did, did it not start then? .... or did this just randomly occur while it was running.

Do you have any computer error codes?
After you finished the head replacement, did you make sure to hook up the ground wire between the plenum bolt and the firewall?


Its started perfectly after the work I did. It quit while running once after several months of running and starting perfectly and has never started again. I do not have a code reader, but can get one to use. I will do that. I reconnected the ground wire after the head replacement.

Edited by D1GRIZZ, April 20, 2006 at 01:17 am.


#8 John Wood

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Posted April 20, 2006 at 04:52 am

Go to this section for information on your codes:

http://www.allpar.com/fix/codes.html


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