[V6-12v] Re: how do you test for spark?

James Whitehouse jamescarstuff at aol.com
Sat Feb 5 12:13:56 EST 2005

Are you sure the connector and wiring from the ignition output stage TO the
coils is OK? Sounds like you might have a bad connector, or break in the
wiring to me and a new coil won't make any difference if it's not getting a
Probably worth a check, or a new connector and length of wire before you
swap out any more coil packs or anything more troublesome to test.


On 5/2/05 4:35 pm, "Kent McLean" <kentmclean at mindspring.com> wrote:

> I wrote:
>> Tomorrow I'll splice a spare coil into the existing
>> coil pack.  I'll let you know how it goes.
> For sale: 1994 100 S Avant. Won't start, must be towed.
> Just kidding (unless I get a good offer :). I spliced in a spare
> coil, and got the same (rrrr rrrr 1/2 cough rrrr rrrr rrr). I
> checked the codes and was taunted with 4-4-4-4.  I am very
> frustrated.
> But now that I am writing this and have cooled off a little,
> I'm wondering if the spare coil I put in is working...  Time
> to check for spark off that coil.
> If that "tests" bad, too, maybe it isn't the coil.  What
> else could it be?  The POS?  The ECU?
> Frustrated,
> Kent McLean
> '94 100 S Avant
> '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" is no more
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