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1985/5 944 No Start

  • 1985
  • 944
65 000
Saint Paul, 

This is likely a long shot, but I am looking for some help with my 1985.5 944 with a sudden no start issue.  I have gone through everything on Clarks Garage, and am confident that it is a lack of spark.  I can short a plug directly from the coil and I get spark with the ignition in on.  It will turn over just fine, but I am getting no spark past the coil.  I have 2 different coils (both worked before this), and two sets of wires.  Neither seem to be the issue.  What I don't have is a fuel pressure gauge to test for sufficient or excessive fuel pressure, nor do I have an oscilloscope for the speed and reference sensors.  I can smell fuel, but there is no even partial start...

Other things I have checked:

  • Multiple DME relays
  • Multiple Ignition relays
  • 2 distributor caps

I am looking for any thoughts

I apologize for the rambling post, 

Wes Powers


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