What could be causing no spark??

Steve Hysell

Asked by May 24, 2014 at 10:57 PM about the 1995 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 V6 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1995 4runner  3.0   3vz-e  no spark. i replaced head gaskets.  
i washed distributor with clean gas and blew dry. now i
have no spark. i did before i did this. I replaced the coil. still
no spark. did i damage the distributor by washing it with
gas? And should i try another one?

3 Answers


Many things could cause this : A miss placed distributor ,The electronics could of been damaged by the gas. Make sure the center of the rotor is touching the cap .Check for power with key on at coil. Never wash with gasoline.There are special cleaners for this.

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Steve Hysell



When the heads where removed was engine at TDC of cylinder #1 of the compression stroke. If not pull all the plugs and plug the #1 with a rag.Bump engine over till rag pops out of hole. Then check your rotter. It should be fairly close to the # 1 wire. If its not distributor could be 180 degrees off.

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