1992 Chevrolet Cavalier – No Spark to the Spark Plugs

Reader Question: I have a 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L engine. I stated have a problem when I was in a drive threw and suddenly the engine sputtered and died. I could not start the car. Although it did turn over, it seemed like it was not getting gas. I left the car for 2 hours and came back and the car started fine.

The next day again the car would not start, same cranking, but seemed to be getting no gas. I could hear the fuel pump start up when I turned the ignition on.

I then checked the wires to the starter and they were fine and clean and there was power going to them. I then checked the spark plugs and found no spark. The car will start periodically like nothing wrong and then suddenly die.

Every time it does this, I find that there is no spark threw the spark plugs. I cannot figure out this problem. What would cause there to be no spark going to the spark plugs if there is good power going to the start.



Hey Kevin,

If you are positive that you do not have spark to the spark plugs, I would test the ignition coil, inspect the coil wire for corrosion, and test or replace the ignition module in the distributor.

Austin Davis

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