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Solving The Mystery Of A No-Spark Condition

A no-spark condition could be the result of communication errors or missing data from a dead module.

Making Sure You Get A Strong Spark (Video)

Complete combustion requires strong spark at the right time with the right compression. Sponsored by AP Emissions.

VIDEO: What Causes Spark Plug Deposits?

If you can’t determine if it is carbon or oil fouling, smell the plug. This video is sponsored by Autolite.

VIDEO: Diagnosing Spark Plug Stains And Misfires

Most modern engines put the spark plug in a deep well between the camshafts. This video is sponsored by Autolite.

VIDEO: Why Oil Fouls Your Spark Plugs

Each cause of oil fouling indicates different engine problems. This ASE G1 test prep video is sponsored by Autolite.

VIDEO: Spark Plug Heat Ranges

Do you understand the difference between spark plug heat ranges? This ASE G1 test prep video is sponsored by Autolite.

VIDEO: Guess The Spark Plug Replacement Interval

Are you a master of spark plug intervals? This challenge will prove it. This video is sponsored by Autolite.

A8 Spark Timing Technical Tip Clip

Section two of the ASE A8 task list is where you find ignition systems. In this video tip clip with instructor Dave Hobbs we’re going to do some cylinder balance testing, which will give us an idea if there is a misfire, and if so, which cylinder it is. And that oftentimes goes hand in hand with ignition diagnosis.