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Coil keeps burning out on meriva 1.6

My Opel Meriva 1.6 Enjoy(2005)'s coil pack keeps burning out, I have to replace it approx every 3 months. Whats causing this and how can i fix this problem?

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If you have a volt/ohm meter, you may want to first ohm check the resistance between the two spark plug towers on each ignition coil pack. Simply remove the spark plug wires from each coil pack and test. Both (if good) should test about the same resistance, (about 5-7 kOhms, but I don't have the exact specs handy on this particular vehicle. The reading may be higher, maybe around 7-12kOhms) but nonetheless, the reading of the 1-4 coil pack should closely match the 2-3 coil pack. If not, the new coil pack may be faulty and should be returned for a replacement.

Also, when you remove the 1-4 coil pack, take a look at the primary spade connectors (2 lugs) coming out of the ignition module. Make certain these are clean and free of rust or corrosion. If so, simply (and gently) use a finger nail file or 400 (or equivilent) sandpaper to file the corrosion off and re-attach the coil pack.

If one or both of these don't fix the problem, you may have to look at replacing the ignition module. But only do that after exhausting the other simpler and less expensive tests! :)

I hope these tips help you out or at least point you in the right direction! :)

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Could be the fuel pump. Next time hit the center of the fuel tank a few times. This jars the pump, if it starts replace it. Could be the crank sensor. Again, next time, pull a plug wire or coil and lay the end by metal(engine,bracket) if no spark it could be the problem. Further testing needs done to make sure. If it has a single coil that also could be bad. all these have the common problem of working when cold and not when hot.

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