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How do I check to see if the coil is working on a 84 300zx nissan

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The simpplest way without any equipment and it's a fast test. Have a feiend with you,wire from the distributor cap, hold it about 1/4 of an inch from a clean, non painted metal object and have your friend crank the engine. If it's good, you will see a spark jump from the wire to the metal object.Note:keep your other hand off the car, it can zap you if it's good and the wire insulation is not thst good. This is a fast test, but it really doesnt mean that there arent other components which keep the coil from fireing.. Good luck.

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  • Bill Hackett Jul 04, 2014

    Correction on the above instructions. REMOVE THE CENTER WIRE FROM THE DISTRIBUTOR. SORRY, I DIDN'T resalize until i had posted it that i hadn't told you what wire to pull out of the distributor. Also have a friend help you not the perpose i described. i forgot to proof read it before posting the solution.



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