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Hello,

Over the past day or so I did the following with my
DeLorean

1. jumpered the RPM relay - the fuel pump ran, but the
car did not start.. after several minutes of cranking
the engine I could smell gas in the engine

2. checked voltages at the ballast resistor - all
normal
3. checked voltages at the ignition coil - all normal
4. checked for spark at igintion coil - no spark
   -based on my findings, the problem is most likely
either the ignition coil (unlikely since I hear these
rarely fail) or the distributor coil (I hear these are
a common failure item on Delorens)   Am I correct on
my diagnosis??  Plese let me know .. replacing the
distributor coil is out of my league as I don't have
the mechanical expereincce to pull the fuel
distributor and intake manifold off the engine to get
to the distributor :(   If anyone has any
recommendations as what I should do next or if I did
anything wrong with my diagnosis, plese let me know

Thanks

Chris
#6453



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