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Good day,

Here is the low down, was driving along the road and then all of a sudden I heard like something popped. Looked in my rearview mirror and saw a trail of coolant behind the car. Then all of a sudden I hear the egine start to sputter and then the car dies. I start the car up again but it doesn't turn over. The engine light is on as well as the battery light, and the oil light. I poppped the hood to see that there was a water mark on the top of the hood and the top of the coolant reservoir was slack. After towing it back to my yard, I thought that maybe the circuit was shorterd and I tested the relays and fuses and they all seemed to be fine, the relays clicked and the fuses do not look blown. So I'm at a lost where to start, I just want anyone to give me an opinion as where I should really start before I just start dissecting one by one
 

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Did you repair the damaged coolant hose?
If not, start there.

The engine, battery and oil lights being on is normal until the engine is running. During cranking all 3 are generally lit up.
 

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Yeah I replaced the coolant hose, forgot to mention that above. Just don't want to jump in head first and start pulling out things unnecessarily
 

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So I have tested the ignition, and the wiring. Ignition coil gives the proper resistance readings. The lines to the alternator and starter all give a resistance. Voltage carries across the battery properly. I found a bad spark plug wire, and its in the number 1 position....could this be the reason for the car not starting??
 
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