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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This says you can just bypass it. Others say it is needed. Can't be a big job, just a crimp connector I reckon. Check this forum
Nissan 1400 difficult to start
and then I found this
Common fault on these are the ballast resistor between the ignition switch and the coil. When you crank the engine the ignition bypasses it and supplies full 12v to the coil, when it fires up and you let go of the ignition the resistor kicks in and the coil only get's 9V. This is to spare the points and help them last longer. Sometimes they go bad and cause the voltage drop to be to much when as Rotor discribes you press on the brakes. They tend to only show these signs when the car has run for a while as they get hot.
It's a little square white ceramic block usually on the firewall. Just take a piece of wire and bypass it for a test. Start the car and drive it and see if it still happens. If not then the resistor is bad and you should get a new one. Otherwise there's a short somewhere as Rotor suggests and you need to look further.
And another reply to it.
He said he changed the resistor block.
I also think it's a short or wire with the plastic around it damaged inside of the dizzy.
Does it sound like you turn the ignition of and there is no power to the coil or does it start miss fire and and then stop?
If it starts miss fire and so on and then stop it can also be a cracked intake mani or a cracked port between the intake and exhaust port.
As the engine heats up the crack pulls open and start sucking exhaust gass into the intake, had a golf head that did that.
My 1400 again had a cracked intake mani on piston 4 and ran too lean so didn't want to idle at low rpm.
But before you start searching for mechanical faults, plug the brake lights out by the switch on the brake and try again.
Also did you check the idle valve on the carb if it gets 12v when idling?
It's the silver thing that screws into the carb with a wire on.
That is the main cause for that to happen on the 1400's
Posted on Nov 03, 2015
Your timing sounds off. Have someone read the engine codes to see if a sensor isnt working like a camshaft position sensor.
Posted on Oct 16, 2016
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