5ktq electrical issues update...

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Sun Oct 5 20:28:52 EDT 2003

> I replaced the cap, rotor, wires, and hall sending unit about a month ago.
> Cap, rotor, and hall unit were replaced with brand new units, wires were
> known good used. Everything that is suggested here that I reply to with a
> "already checked" or "recently replaced" I have been double checking the
> very next time I go to work on the car. I keep every last suggestion written
> on a notepad here and I've been checking things off as I go.

cool, and glad you found that awful splice under the carpet.

> Huw tell me how possibly could the engine run fine normally if the firing
> order is off? Unless the Mac-11 is somehow changing the firing order when
> theres an electrical load I am not seeing how this could be my issue.

I would venture to say that your car does not "run fine normally."  It
stalls when the radiator fan comes on or if you turn on the headlights.

Anyway, it's easy to check that the spark plug wires are hooked up
right, so it is a harmless, but good, suggestion to check them.

Huw Powell



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