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1988 wrangler 4.2 has ark from coil when turning over but lasts only a few seconds also sometimes when i turn the key off it trys to turn over

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the coil with an ohmeter/ volt meter? Have you checked ignition switch ?



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Could be the boot on ur coil wire is cracked or the coil itself is cracked. Try new wire if not a repair might need a new coil. I don't know why it would keep turning over. I don't think its related to coil prob. Check ur starter solonoid..

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