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What is the shorting plug on a 1992 Ford Tempo?

I received an answer tom my question about ignition timing but I don't know what or where a shorting plug is

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Right by the distributor or the ignition module there is a small either black or gray square plug sometimes they are taped up this has to be removed to set the vehicle at base timing

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Hello Tom,I had the plugs, wires and coil replaced, but no improvements. Can it be a sensor, or the cam nsor? Im going nuts, and broke.


We all know that feeling, especially the broke part. Stop throwing parts at it. You need a good diagnosis. For "cranks, no start" check fuel pressure and spark. For no spark, use a wiring diagram and understand what is involved. The crank and cam sensors are usually part of the mix. The computer (pcm) uses these sensors to determine spark timing, and often injector timing. Also besides coil, plugs, and wires, and the sensors mentioned, don't forget how the ignition system controls the coils- the ignition control module, or ICM. This little part is often the cause of no spark. But, everything can and should be tested first.

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MISFIRING AND I CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHY, DOES ANYONE HAVE AN ANSWER? NEW WIRES,NEW PLUGS,NEW CAP AND ROTOR AND CAP, NEW FUEL PUMP, NEW FUEL FILTER,


Hi Tom:
No make or model given so don't know type of ignition.
Would it be a big deal for you to do a compression test?
That might give a hint.

Jul 29, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Key switch shorted out. Now I'm not getting any


sure its the key switch-may be the ignition switch on steering colum--or othr things like a module etc--40 and 50yrs ago it was easy to play with wiring but today becareful-cud burn computer--get a mobile mech with experience

Dec 13, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Dodge po353


Hi there:
The COP (Coil on Plug) ignition system is an individual coil for each cylinder that is controlled by the PCM (Powertrain Control Module). If an open or a short is detected in the driver circuit for coil number 3, a P0353 may set. Also, depending on the vehicle, the PCM may also shut down the fuel injector to the cylinder also.


If the engine is misfiring presently, stop the engine and disconnect the #3 coil wiring connector. Then start the engine and check for a driver signal to the #3 coil. Using a scope will give you a visual pattern to observe, but since most people don't have access to one there's an easier way. Use a Voltmeter in AC Hertz scale and see if there's a Hz reading of between 5 and 20 or so that indicates the driver is working. If there is a Hertz signal, then replace the #3 ignition coil. It's likely bad. If you don't detect any frequency signal from the PCM on the ignition coil driver circuit indicating the PCM is grounding/ungrounding the circuit (or there is no visible pattern on the scope if you have one) then leave the coil disconnected and check for DC voltage on the driver circuit at the ignition coil connector. If there is any significant voltage on that wire then there is a short to voltage somewhere. Find the short and repair it.


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Aug 23, 2012 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

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No what should i do know, don't have tool scanner


Try turning ignition switch thre times, without start engine ( ON / Off / ON / Off / ON ) and count the blinks light two short means a 2, space and one short flash measn 1, so code 21.

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Oct 15, 2011 | 1994 Plymouth Voyager

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SKIPPING PROBLEM . SPARK PLUGS & WIRES HAS BEEN DONE. THERE'S NO 12 VOLTS AT THE COIL CONNECTOR PLUG WITH THE KEY ON. LYMAN


Sound like a ground problem; the fastest way to identify the Power and Ground Circuits is using a wiring diagram. If you don't have one you'll have to find out by trial and error as you probe each circuit.

The power circuit is tested with the Key On and Engine Off. Place one end of your multimeter or Test Light on the Battery Negative Terminal and with the other end, probe the Power Circuit. Turn the Key to the Run position. If the Power Circuit is OK, the Multimeter will show 12 Volts or the Test Light will light up. Here are the possible results:
* You got 12 Volts on the Power Circuit
Good, this is a good sign. The next step is to check the Ground Circuit of the Coil on Plug connector that you're testing.

* No Power in only one Ignition Coil
Without 12 Volts, the Coil-on-Plug Ignition Coil will not work, thus you have just eliminated that specific Ignition Coil as the source of the fault. Replacing the Ignition Coil with a new one will only be a waste of time and money since, without Power the new one will not Spark.
Since the Power Circuit is shared by all of the coils on the majority of Coil-on-Plug Ignition Systems. The most likely cause will be an open short in that Ignition Coil's Power Circuit.
You'll have to consult your Repair Manual's wiring diagrams to make sure how everything is wired up.
After repairing the short, re-do the Spark Test to verify the Ignition Coil is now working.

* No Power at any Ignition Coils
The fuse or relay that supplies this voltage is blown or BAD.
You'll have to consult your Repair Manual's wiring diagrams to see where this fuse and/or relay is located and replace as necessary.
After replacing the blown fuse or the defective relay. Retest the Ignition Coil.

Them, the Ground Circuit is tested with the Key On or Off. It doesn't matter because this is a Chassis Ground. Place one end of your multimeter or Test Light on the Battery Positive Terminal and with the other end, probe the Ground Circuit. If the Ground Circuit is OK, the Multimeter will show 12 Volts or the Test Light will light up.

* You got Ground
Good, now the next step is to verify that the Coil-on-Plug Ignition Coil is receiving the Triggering Signal. This info belongs to the next section of this article.

* No Ground in only one Ignition Coil
Without this Ground, the Coil-on-Plug Ignition Coil will not work, thus you have just eliminated that specific Ignition Coil as the source of the fault. Replacing the Ignition Coil with a new one will only be a waste of time and money since, without Ground the new one will not Spark.
Since the Ground Circuit is shared by all of the coils on the majority of Coil-on-Plug Ignition Systems. The most likely cause will be an open short in that Ignition Coil's Ground Circuit.
You'll have to consult your Repair Manual's wiring diagrams to make sure how everything is wired up.
After repairing the short, re-do the Spark Test to verify the Ignition Coil is now working.

* No Ground at any Ignition Coils
This usually happens thru' human error in most cases and is a very rare thing. Usually the engine was replaced and this ground was not re-attached.
You can Ground this circuit with a jumper wire. Jumpering to Ground just one Coil-on-Plug Ignition Coil should provide Ground to all of them (consult your Repair Manual's Wiring Diagrams to be sure).
With this jumper wire to Ground attached, crank the vehicle.
If in fact the Ground Circuit does have an open short, this (the jumper wire to Ground) should make the vehicle start, or at least get the Ignition Coil to Spark.
Repair the open short and retest for Spark or retry starting the vehicle.


Hope this helps. Keep us updated.

Aug 19, 2011 | 2003 Chrysler Town & Country

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Quit running


In short your engine will require 3 things to fire, spark/timing of, fuel, and compression. Check the easiest 1st, pull a plug wire and check for spark, if there is spark crank the engine over a few times more then remove a spark plug, if there is fuel on plugs you have gas flow and injector pulse, now check compression if there is good compression you should have good timing. Please check the above and let me know waht you do / do not have, from there we can narrow it down and get you an answer. Could very well be a crank sensor or such, until you narrow it down, the possibilities are endless.

Please let me know and I'll try to help,
Tom

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Where is my Ignition Control Module on 86 Ford Ranger 2.9?


hello grizz_dipper: My name is Roger and I will answer for you. You will find the TFI (module) located on the distributor. Will be held on by two screws. If you are replacing this do to a spark problem I would suggest you replace the stator in the distributor also. The stator can short out the module. Also the module can short out the stator.
Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answer you received. This way i know it was helpful. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger

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Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answ you received a this way we know you received the answer you need. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger

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