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1991 Honda Civic No Spark: More Info

I need the electrical specifications for the ignition coil on this vehicle in order to condem the igniter or the coil itself. Anyone who has these specs handy would be greatly appreciated.

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The specs are pretty easy to find (I don't happen to have them handy, but they are on several websites). You can test them in place with a volt/ohm meter, but you need to have the ignition on for at least one of these tests.

Mine fails when the engine gets hot- both the igniter and the coil seem very heat-sensitive, and one of my cylinders has a leaky exhaust valve that causes some heat problems.

Be careful when testing, that any removed wires don't touch anything. I had to replace part of a wiring harness for that reason.

Also, consider pricing a complete distributor instead of the component parts.

Good luck, -Joe

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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