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93 GT without spark, tried all noid and voltage tests

WOOHOO, first post! Hey everyone, sorry that my first post has to be questions, but im STUMPED!! I have been reading through pages of troubleshooting sheets and diagrams trying to shed some light on the issue, but no luck as of yet. And thanks in advance for the knowledge about to be absorbed.
I have a 93 mustang GT 5.0, The car will turn over and crank all day, but will not get a pulse signal to the coil for it to have fire. I have replaced/checked the following with checked/new and working parts:
distributor, PIP, TFI, coil, computer,ignition switch, checked all fuse links, cleaned and refreshed the grounds, checked continuity through all applicable wires, back probed wires from source to end point.
We have a pulse in the injectors, all normal readings from the TFI(minus the coil signal), as well as pulse from PIP through the TFI. We have searched the harness for broken wires or shorts, And we have even tried an MSD box, but it will not work without a pulse to it.
Any help would be awesome as I would like to drive it sometime this summer lol

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Pull the Spout plug, then try to start it.

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Pull the Spout plug, then try to start it.
Still the same results, even swapped spout plugs as well just in case
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You are checking the negative side of the coil for the signal correct?

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I would check the coil mount area for rust. If the bracket doesn't get a good ground it wont fire. Mine was missing due to a little rust between the bolts and the bracket.
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You are checking the negative side of the coil for the signal correct?
Yes sir
And the ground for the coil has been refreshed and cleaned as well.
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So you have a PIP signal leaving the TFI top wire?

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So you have a PIP signal leaving the TFI top wire?
Yes sir, there is a pulse there
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Do you have one coming back to through the SPOUT?

If the signal is making it back to the TFI, only place left is to go to the coil. Its possible you still have a bad TFI. New or not, it can still be bad out of the box. Take it and have it tested.

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Do you have one coming back to through the SPOUT?

If the signal is making it back to the TFI, only place left is to go to the coil. Its possible you still have a bad TFI. New or not, it can still be bad out of the box. Take it and have it tested.
I have 3 TFI's here, and I put them on my friends 5.0 and they worked perfect on his car
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I would check the maf sensor. They also control spark and timing

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I know this sounds silly but I had this happen to me a few years ago, I had the firing order right, I was just off by one post on the distributor. Eventually I figured it out and just moved each plug wire over one. Check and make sure you have the firing order correct.

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We swapped out MAF's, and checked the firing order, but still same result, no signal to the coil
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Have you checked for a coil signal at the TFI itself? Its a ground pulse, so just making sure when testing you must test it to a positive source.

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Have you checked for a coil signal at the TFI itself? Its a ground pulse, so just making sure when testing you must test it to a positive source.
There is a coil signal coming from the TFI (tan w\y stripe) There is also a pulse through the spout
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