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Wich terminal on the ignition coil does the piont & condenser wire go to? what is the length of the spark plug wires (lost one of mine)

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Points/condenser connect to the negative side. Ignition sw to the + side. Length of wires is not critical. Just measure how long you need or buy the stock wires from dealer. Any more questions, please reply.

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No spark from coil to distrubuter


Disconnect the ignition coil output wire at the distributor cap.
Connect a spark plug to the end of the ignition coil output wire which you just disconnected.
Connect a ground wire to the threaded portion of the spark plug.
Disconnect the ignition coil ground wire from the negative terminal on the coil (Green Wire).
Connect one end of a ground wire to the ignition coil negative terminal.
Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
Tap the other end of the ignition coil ground wire jumper on an good grounding point (for example the battery negative terminal) and look for sparks at the spark plug that correspond to the frequency of your tapping of the ground wire.
If you have a good spark at the spark plug, the ignition coil is good.
If you don't get a good spark, check for approximately 12 VDC from the coil positive terminal (black wire) to ground with the ignition switch in the ON position. You should also get approximately 12 VDC from the coil negative terminal (Green wire) to ground
Ignition Coil Resistance Check

In addition to the test above, you may elect to perform an ignition coil resistance check as confirmation of the coil's condition.

Check the ignition coil primary coil resistance by connecting an ohmmeter between the positive (Black wire) and negative (Green wire) terminals on the coil. The resistance should be 0.4 to 0.6 ohms.
Check the ignition coil secondary coil resistance by connecting an ohmmeter between the coil output terminal and the ignition coil negative terminal. The resistance should be 5000 to 7200 ohms.

You may have a bad coil or bad ground or wire connection

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What is the proper firing order of spark plug wires on a 1982 Kawasaki kz1000?


The coils are for cylinders #1 & #4 on one coil and #2 and #3 on the other, the wire connects to the coil and then to the spark plug. Only wire length dictates what port on the coil to use. Just make sure #1 and #4 are on the same coil and you will be fine.

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110 screaming eagle engine misfire under throttle


MISFIRE AT IDLE OR UNDER LOAD


FIRST CHECK FOR STORED DTC's, deal with them and if necessary further:


DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION

Misfire conditions may be caused by a number of different things such as the battery condition, voltage and connections, fuel system problems and in odd situations also by RFI interferences. Often when diagnosing you can effectively find problem causes by substituting a know good part for one that you are not sure about. Things like a coil do not need to be completely removed/installed but you just need to connect it so it will work etc. There are inline HT Spark tester available that you can connect in series with HT wiring and if you do so and the test light flashes without interruption during the misfire event you can start by assuming that if the spark plug condition is good (that will be a guess as often a very good looking spark plug is in fact not so good) and the gap is correct, then the problem is not an ignition problem. This must be done on both cylinders of course unless you know that only one cylinder is misfiring. If the light flashes in a interrupted fashion you likely have an ignition problem and will need to test the HT wires, the spark plugs, the spark plug gap, external spark plug tips and connectors in the HT leads for rust, corrosion etc. and the coil primary and secondary windings etc.


FIRST start by turning the ignition off, remove the first spark plug wire and install an inline spark tester in series with the cable and the plug and then start the engine and observe the tester light which will, if all is operating correctly, flash once for each power stroke. Note the results and then do this for the second cylinder.


SECOND you can do a Power Ground Continuity test (usually done and best done, with a breakout box), NEVER connect or disconnect any wiring with the ignition switch in the ON position. Using a multimeter check for continuity between ECM and wiring harness terminal 10 (BK/GN wire) to ground and if there is continuity go to the next test but if there is NO continuity repair the poor ground on the (BK/GN) wire.


THIRD you can do a secondary spark test by connecting a spark tester between the first spark plug cable and ground, cranking the engine over for a few seconds, noting the results and then doing the same with the other cylinder. If spark jumper properly on both cylinders then check for faulty, worn or cracked spark plugs,

plug fouling due to mechanical problems or faulty/rusted/corroded connections at the plugs or at the coils and repair whatever problems are found.


FOURTH you can do a spark plug wire test by disconnecting the plug wires and measuring the resistance from one end to the other end of the wires. If the resistance is correct:


Spark Plug Cable Specifications:

SPECIFICATION FRONT REAR

Length in. (except FXS) 18.75-19.50 6.50-6.75

Length mm (except FXS) 476.3-495.3 165.1-171.5

Resistance-ohms (except FXS) 4688-13,007 1625- 4502

Length in. (FXS) 7.25-7.75 7.25-7.75

Length mm (FXS) 184.2-196.9 184.2-196.9

Resistance-ohms (FXS) 1813-5170 1813-5170

Go to the next test and if not replace the bad spark plug wire.


FIFTH you can do a carbon tracking inspection by inspecting the top of the ignition coils for carbon tracking and if there is any evidence of carbon replace the coil. If there is no apparent evidence of carbon tracking replace the coil with a known good unit and repeat the secondary spark test. And if spark now jumps as it should replace the coil. However, if spark still does not jump then perform the next test which is the Ignition Primary Wire Continuity Test.


Sixth you can perform an ignition coil primary wire continuity test by first turning OFF the Ignition Switch and then disconnecting the BCM and measuring the resistance between connector [242B] terminal L3 and connector [83B] terminal A while wiggling the connectors. If the resistance is constantly less than 0.5 Ohms go to the next test but if it is not then repair an intermittent problem on the (R/GN) wire.


Seventh you can do a battery to main fuse block voltage drop test with the engine running by measuring the voltage drop between the battery positive point and the main fuse connector [64B] terminal A. If the voltage drop is more than 1.0VDC repair the (R) wire between terminal A of connector [64B] and the connection point at the battery, including connections at the starter. If the voltage drop is not more than 1.0 VDC then check for corrosion or damage at the BCM connector [259].

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No power to ignition spark coil


Is there no power to the coil or no spark???

Disconnect the wires from both ends of the coil. Use an ohm meter to test the resistance of the primary winding in the coils. Put the meter's function switch in OHMS, R X 1. Touch one meter lead to each of the small terminals on the coil. Your meter should read 2-3 ohms. If this is correct, connect the "HOT" wires (the pink ones I think) to the coil. On the other side, take a length of regular wire and strip the insulation from each end. Connect one end of this wire to the empty terminal of the coil. Put an extra set of spark plugs in the spark plug wires and ground them on the engine so that you can see them. Turn the ignition switch on, and MOMENTARILY touch the bare end of the jumper wire to the engine case. When you take the wire away from the engine case, the coil should fire and you should see a spark at the plugs. If no spark or the resistance reads other than between two and three ohms, the coil is bad. If the coil checks good, I'd suspect the pickup in the timer cavity on the right side of the engine.

Thank Steve for this

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TVS scooty pep plus not starting, changed with new new battery & new spark plug - no spark coming (I have tested the spark plug connected outside touching scooty metal body & start-kicking)


Possibly a bad ignition coil. Check the connections at the ignition coil,make sure they are clean and tight, If so,..then most likely either A: the ignition coil is bad,or B: the pickup on the stator rotor is bad or the rotor could be rusted on the raised portion where the pickup get its signal.

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1977 flh shovelhead backfiring but idels fine


Hi Anonymous, Your points and or condenser could be faulty, intake seals could be sucking air or:
1. Plugs in bad condition or partially fouled.
2. Spark plug cables in bad condition or leaking.
3. Spark plug gap to close or to wide.
4. Faulty ignition coil, module and or sensor.
5. Battery nearly discarged.
6. Damaged wire or loose connections at battery terminals especially the ground cable at BOTH ends, ignition coil, or plug between ignition sensor and module.
7. Intermittent short circuit due to damaged wire insulation.
8. If your bike has a CKP sensor you must leave both plugs in
head and check for spark with a 3rd plug. Good luck.

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My bike wont fier up gettn power to coil.no spark


Disconnect the wires from both ends of the coil. Use an ohm meter to test the resistance of the primary winding in the coils. Put the meter's function switch in OHMS, R X 1. Touch one meter lead to each of the small terminals on the coil. Your meter should read 2-3 ohms. If this is correct, connect the "HOT" wires (the pink ones I think) to the coil. On the other side, take a length of regular wire and strip the insulation from each end. Connect one end of this wire to the empty terminal of the coil. Put an extra set of spark plugs in the spark plug wires and ground them on the engine so that you can see them. Turn the ignition switch on, and MOMENTARILY touch the bare end of the jumper wire to the engine case. When you take the wire away from the engine case,the coil should fire and you should see a spark at the plugs. If no spark or the resistance reads other than between two and three ohms, the coil is bad. If the coil checks good, I'd suspect the pickup in the timer cavity on the right side of the engine.

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Describe your how fix my pontiac 2000 montana Problem changing spark plugs



Inspection

Inspect for the correct routing of the spark plug wires. Improper routing may cause cross-firing. Inspect each wire for any signs of cranks or splits in the wire. Inspect each plug wire boot for tearing, piercing, arcing, carbon tracking or a corroded terminal.
If there is any corrosion, carbon tracking or arcing indicated on a plug wire boot or terminal, both the plug wire and component it was connected to should be replaced.


Removal & Installation

3.5L Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove the left side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
  3. Remove the left side plug wires from the retaining clips.
  4. Rotate the engine for access as follows:
    1. Set the parking brake.
    2. Shift the transaxle into neutral.
    3. Remove the engine mount strut bolts. Swing the engine mount struts aside.
    4. Install the Engine Tilt Strap J-41131.
    5. Pull on the engine in order to rotate the engine forward.
    6. Tighten the strap.

  5. Remove the right side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
  6. Remove the plug wires from the retaining clip.
  7. Remove the spark wires from the ignition coils.
  8. Remove the plug wire assembly from the engine.
    NOTE If you are replacing the spark plug wires, the spark plug wire conduit and retaining clips should be transferred to the replacement wires.

To install:
  1. Install the right side plug wires to the ignition coils and then the spark plugs.
  2. Install the spark plug wires to the retaining clip.
  3. Rotate the engine back to the original position.
  4. Install the left side spark plug wires to the ignition coils and then to the spark plugs.
  5. Install the spark plug wires to the retaining clips.

3.9L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove the intake manifold cover.
  3. Remove the left side spark plug wires as follows:
    1. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the spark plugs.
    2. Disconnect the left side spark plug wires from the ignition coil.
    3. Remove the left side spark plug wire clips from the intake manifold and heater inlet and outlet pipe.
    4. Remove the left side spark plug wire assembly.

  4. If removing the right side spark plug wires, the engine must be rotated for access as follows:
    1. Set the parking brake.
    2. Shift the transaxle into neutral.
    3. Remove the engine mount strut bolts. Swing the engine mount struts aside.
    4. Install the Engine Tilt Strap J-41131.
    5. Pull on the engine in order to rotate the engine forward.
    6. Tighten the strap.

  5. After rotating the engine, remove the right side spark plug wires as follows:
    1. Disconnect the right side spark plug wires from the spark plugs and ignition coil.

  6. Remove the right side spark plug wire clip from the ignition coil bracket.
  7. Remove the right side spark plug wire assembly.

To install:
  1. Install the spark plug wire assembly.
  2. Install the right side spark plug wire clip at the ignition coil bracket.
  3. Connect the plug wires to the ignition coil and spark plugs.
  4. If the engine was rotated for access, return the engine to the original position.
  5. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.

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How do I replace the ignition coil in my 2002 ford taurus



Removal & Installation

3.0L (VIN S) Engine

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Unplug the engine control sensor wiring connectors from the ignition coil and the radio ignition interference capacitor.
  3. Tag and disconnect the spark plug wires from the coil by squeezing the locking tabs, then twist the tab and pull upwards.
  4. Unfasten the four ignition coil retainers and remove the coil and the coil ground wire the radio ignition interference capacitor. Save the capacitor and coil ground wire for re-installation of the coil assembly.
  5. Wipe the coil towers with a clean cloth dampened with soap and water. Remove any soap film and dry with compressed air. Inspect the coil for cracks, carbon tracking, dirt or damage and replace as necessary.

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    Fig. Ignition coil assembly mounting-3.0L DOHC engines


To install:
  1. Place the coil, capacitor and the coil ground wire onto its mounting location on the right hand valve cover.
  2. Install the coil assembly retainers and tighten to 45-61 inch lbs. (5-7 Nm)..
  3. Apply dielectric compound D7AZ-19A331-A or its equivalent to the spark plug wire boots.
  4. Attach the spark plug wires to their proper terminals on the coil and make sure the boots are firmly seated so that the locking tabs engage.
  5. Attach the engine control wiring connectors to the ignition coil and the radio ignition interference capacitor.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable, start the vehicle and check for proper operation.

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Coil pack. what and where is it? what does it look like?



 
 
Ignition Coil
Removal & Installation
4.2L Engine
1997-2000
To Remove:

Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
The ignition coil electrical connector
The radio ignition interference capacitor connector
The locking tabs
The six ignition wires, marking for reinstallation
The brackets
The spark plug wire set
CAUTION
Spark plug wires must be connected to the proper ignition coil terminal. Mark spark plug wire locations before removing them.
The accelerator cable bracket nut
The accelerator cable bracket bolt
The accelerator cable bracket and position it aside.
The two ignition coil nuts
The ignition coil stud bolt
The ignition coil
To Install:
Install or connect the following:
The ignition coil
The two ignition coil nuts
The ignition coil stud bolt
Torque to: 71-98 inch-lbs (8-11 Nm)
The accelerator cable bracket
The accelerator cable bracket nut
The accelerator cable bracket bolt
Torque to: 71-98 inch-lbs (8-11 Nm)
The ignition coil electrical connector
The radio capacitor connector


CAUTION
The Spark plug wires must be connected to the proper ignition coil terminal.
Squeeze the locking tabs and connect the six ignition cables.
2001-2003
To Remove:

Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
The ignition coil electrical connector
The spark plug wires, marking for reinstallation
CAUTION
The sparkplug wires must be connected to their correct ignition coil terminal.
The ignition coil
The bolts
Inspect the ignition coil for carbon tracks or damage.
To Install:
Inspect the ignition coil for carbon tracks or damage.
Install or connect the following:
The ignition coil
The bolts
Torque to: 53 inch-lbs (6 Nm)
The ignition coil electrical connector
The spark plug wires, in their original positions
4.6L Engine
1997-1999
To Remove:

NOTE: This procedure is for either RH or LH ignition coil.
Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
The ignition coil electrical connector
The radio capacitor electrical connector
The spark plug wires by squeezing the locking tabs (four each side)
CAUTION
The spark plug wires must be connected to their proper ignition coil terminal. Mark spark plug wire locations.
The bolts
The ignition coil
To Install:
NOTE: The procedure is for either LH or RH ignition coil
Install or connect the following:
The ignition coil
The bolts
Torque to: 44-62 inch-lbs (5-7 Nm)
The ignition coil electrical connector
The radio capacitor electrical connector
The spark plug wires (four each side), into their original positions by squeezing the tabs


CAUTION
The spark plug wires must be connected to their proper ignition coil terminal.

 
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