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2000 TL 3.2 Coil Packs

I am trying to find out if one of the coil packs are bad and testing them with meter for continuity, what is the resistance suppose to be?

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My advice is to buy a haynes repair manual from autozone there only $20 and have alot of other usefull time saving info. The primary and secondary resistance specs are listed on the first page of the engine-electrical chapter. You'll have a hard time finding this info on the web for free and you can take a chance that it wont be acurate.

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