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How to test for trouble shooting no spark. - B Series Cargo Dodge Cars & Trucks

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  • jeanoh Sep 22, 2008

    89 dodge 318 coils test off the car O K have 12 volts feeding the hallas effect switch in the dist.



    the procedure in the haynes manuel is wrong for testing it, tried my halls eff switch on another 318 it is O K



    when the harness was unpluged to test for 12v at the plug it had 12v key on, untill you hit the starter



    then in lost the voltage, and had a a barley visible light pulse?

  • jeanoh Sep 22, 2008

    Hi



    Benimur thank you are you a mechanic? if so are do you have a lot mopar experience?



    Thanks Jeano

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Try to check the distributor caps for invisible breaks or cuts and clean the accumulated dirts in the contacts.

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Hi,

The IGN B+12 missing when cranking is significant, it could possibly indicate a defective ignition switch. A test/temporary workaround is to wire the ignition B+12 in the engine direct to the battery's + terminal and and try again. In some instances, it could be fusible link. This would be the smaller wire other than the big starter cable on the + terminal of the battery. Often the connector before entering the main harness are corroded and therefore would require check/cleaning/replacement.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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    Louie Role Sep 22, 2008

    Hi again,

    Appreciate the quick postback.

    As to being a mechanic, started working on cars when contact points were still in use. Unfortunately, muscle cars from Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth are not that common in my country except when joining "fun day" in Subic or Angeles (former American bases) where the US military personnel have an "informal" dragstrip.

    Have had my fair share of Japanese 4 cylinders, American straight 6 with an occasional sprinkling of small & big block V8s.

    Your concern is typical considering it is 1989. A temporary workaround (since ignition switches are rather expensive in my country) is to use a Bosch relay so as to remove the current/load from the IGN switch to the relay. Even if the IGN B+12 goes down a bit, the relay would still be pushing a full +12 to the ignition system. this is of course assuming that the battery is fully charged.

    Cheers.

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Use this following website for instructions, if you have any specific questions along the way, let me know

http://www.nls.net/mp/volks/htm/spark.htm

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri Sep 22, 2008

    Have you tried applying battery voltage directly to the starter
    terminal, if not try doing that to see if the starter spins the engine
    over. If it does then there is a wiring problem between the starter and
    the ignition switch or the starter relay is bad. If it doesn't turn the
    engine over check the positive battery cable between the battery and
    the starter, do a voltage drop test between the two connection points.
    The starter will draw lots of current, about 200 amps and if there is
    any voltage loss between the battery and the starter it will not engage
    the solenoid.

    I'm thinking the starter relay is bad and they cost about $30 or possibly less


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