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No spark i have a Ford 1300 Tracer in S.A. this is the Mazda Sting.My problem is the positive to the coil.I have a positive to the coil but not strong enough to get the unit to spark.I connect a direct positive to the coil and the car starts.Ihave spark.Ihave tested the wire to under the dash behind the radio and from the coil to that position is fine,i cant locate the wiring any further without pulling the dash apart.Does this wire go to a relay or to the ignition?

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  • johngadsby Dec 03, 2008

    black/white wire leaves coil.the black/white wire at ignition changes to black yellow so i'm finding it difficult to locate the rite wire at the ignition.



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You'd need to track down a wiring diagram to be certain, but usually the power feed for the coil comes direct from the ignition switch contacts. If you take the steering column shrouds off and measure the resistance across the switch contacts that supply the coil, there should be very little resistance there. If there is more than a few ohms it's best to replace the ignition switch. Also check the power supply to the switch and compare with power out, if it drops a lot, then the switch is at fault (might be easier to do this than measure resistance).
Hope this helps, Mark

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