Question about Holden Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1990 holden nova slx no spark from primary side of new coil

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Holden Master
  • 4,435 Answers

The primary side of an ignition coil is not intended to produce a spark and it isn't wise to try. A test lamp or voltmeter can be used to check for battery voltage on the +side and for continuity through the winding. If the winding has continuity and a voltage is present then current will flow if the contact points or the trigger (optical, hall effect or inductive) and amplifier is working correctly. A 1990 model probably uses a trigger and an ignition amplifier

Posted on Dec 30, 2016


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

What color wire do I need to cut just to put a toggle switch on to kill engine on 1990 Chevy Cheyenne 4.3 liter

If you kill primary voltage to the ignition coil, the vehicle shouldn't run. Primary voltage to the coil is the positive side of coil. It's a pink wire comes from ignition switch to ignition coil. There are many ways to do something like this. You can kill spark, you can kill fuel, whatever.

Apr 17, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to replace thermostat on holden nova 7a-fe

drain coolant
remove themostat housing (2 screws)
put in new. not backwards,and bleed hole up.
use the proper gasket and sealant.
coolant back
and burp three times so baby dont cry.

Jun 24, 2014 | 1990 Holden Nova

1 Answer

Holden nova turnsingal dont work how to fix

It is usually a fuse or relay that has gone bad. Spend $10 on a Haynes automotive manual to gain access to the wiring diagram. You may be able to find it for free on the internet.

May 06, 2012 | 1990 Holden Nova

1 Answer

Wiring diagram holden nova 1994

Hi sounds like the ignition switch is the problem if it will bump start there is nothing wrong engine side, hope this helps

Aug 04, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why am i not recieving sparks from the coilpack?

You need battery power and timing control from the engine. They spark is created is to energize the coil and then remove the voltage, creating a large spark on the secondary side. I don't really know if this is electronic ignition or the old points and distributor system, but I would look to see that power is getting to the primary side of the coil pack.

Dec 09, 2011 | 1990 Oldsmobile Regency

1 Answer

Why am i not recieving sparks?

Check that power is getting to the primary side of the coil.

Dec 09, 2011 | 1990 Oldsmobile Regency

1 Answer

Altrnator has no output and alternator warning

check for blown fuse,burnt bulb (some models used the bulbs in series with the alternator field wire ,or the field wire itself

Oct 16, 2009 | 1990 Toyota Corolla

1 Answer

We replaced coil with new spark coming from coil

Check if there is any power going to the primary winding of the coil. There should be roughly 12 volts on side of the primary. If there is none check for a blown fuse.

Aug 11, 2009 | 1999 Daewoo Nubira

2 Answers

There is no spark at the plug when pulled from the engine and engine is cranked.

If there is spark with a jumper battery connected, you need a new battery. If no spark with a jumper battery connected, you need a new ignition module.

Jul 18, 2009 | 1994 Toyota Paseo

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

26 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Holden Experts


Level 3 Expert

78267 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Thomas Perkins
Thomas Perkins

Level 3 Expert

14405 Answers

Are you a Holden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides