How to test an ignition coil
This testing procedure is valid for just about any automotive coil. Using an ohmmeter, check the resistance between the side terminals of the coil. Do this with all of the wires to the coil disconnected.
You should see 0.75 to 0.81 ohm of resistance. Then check the resistance between either side terminal and the center high tension terminal. The reading should be 10,000 to 11,000 ohms. Any significant deviation from these numbers would indicate that the coil could be defective.
You can also rest an ignition coil by using a volt meter.There should be a little over 12 volts pulse, or a dip and peak in the meter needle, rather than a steady 12 volts, at the output, while cranking the engine.
Be careful about these answers. My voltmeter has a 9 volt battery installed. An ignition coil can produce 20 kV - that is twenty thousand volts! - at 100 mW, now that would bother me a bit.
So now, how can we check this coil safely? Well, start by shorting the output (the high tension terminal) and check the primary winding for continuity. On a normal meter 0.75 ohms might be very hard to read but, if you use a 1.5 flashlight bulb and battery in series with it, if the bulb lights, the primary winding is probably ok. (Unless its insulation has got fried by a fault called a "shorted turn", in which case the flashlight bulb will still light up but the ignition coil still won't work...)
The secondary, high tension, winding of the coil can be checked by shorting it with a high resistance load having a tap to form a 1000:1 split ratio, so you can use your meter to check for an output voltage of around 20 volts when a small 1.25 volt battery is connected and disconnected to the primary.
The actual output voltage should let you work out the turns ratio between primary and secondary of the coil. maybe Note: to see the output voltage for a longer time, add a diode and capacitor onto voltage divider tap.
I need to know how to check a coil on a Honda accord 94
You can test the ignition coil on a car by using a multimeter. A bad ignition coil can be the cause of a car not starting.
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You cannot test it with a diagram. You will need a multimeter to test the coil. Click the link.
A 1995 Geo Metro ignition coil is tested by measuring the resistance across the coil. If it exceeds the manufacturer's recommendation, it must be replaced.
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You test an ignition coil by checking the resistance with an ohm meter. The resistance values should be something like, Primary winding .3 to 1 ohms, Secondary winding 8,000 to 11,500 ohms.
Hope This Help.TESTING Ignition Coil TestThe ignition coil must be diagnosed separately from the rest of the ignition system.Primary resistance is measured between the two primary (low voltage) coil terminals, with the coil connector disconnected and the ignition switch off. Primary resistance should be 0.3-1.0 ohms.On Dura Spark ignitions, the secondary resistance is measured between the BATT and high voltage (secondary) terminals of the ignition coil with the ignition OFF , and the wiring from the coil disconnected. Secondary resistance must be 8,000-11,500 ohms.If resistance tests are okay, but the coil is still suspected, test the coil on a coil tester by following the test equipment manufacturer's instructions for a standard coil. If the reading differs from the original test, check for a defective wiring harness.Ignition Coil Primary Circuit SwitchingInsert a small straight pin in the wire which runs from the coil negative (-) terminal to the TFI module, about 1 in. (25mm) from the module.WARNINGThe pin must not touch ground!Connect a 12 VDC test lamp between the straight pin and an engine ground.Crank the engine, noting the operation of the test lamp. If the test lamp flashes, proceed to the next test. If the test lamp lights but does not flash, proceed to the Wiring Harness test. If the test lamp does not light at all, proceed to the Primary Circuit Continuity test.Ignition Coil ResistanceRefer to the General Testing for an explanation of the resistance tests. Replace the ignition coil if the resistance is out of the specification range.Ignition Coil Secondary VoltageDisconnect the secondary (high voltage) coil wire from the distributor cap and install a spark tester between the coil wire and ground.Crank the engine. A good, strong spark should be noted at the spark tester. If spark is noted, but the engine will not start, check the spark plugs, spark plug wiring, and fuel system. If there is no spark at the tester: Check the ignition coil secondary wire resistance; it should be no more than 5,000 ohms per foot. Inspect the ignition coil for damage and/or carbon tracking. With the distributor cap removed, verify that the distributor shaft turns with the engine; if it does not, repair the engine as required. If the fault was not found proceed to the Ignition Coil Primary Voltage test.Ignition Coil Primary VoltageAttach the negative lead of a voltmeter to the distributor base.Turn the ignition switch ON and connect the positive voltmeter lead to the negative (-) ignition coil terminal. Note the voltage reading and turn the ignition OFF . If the voltmeter reading is less than 90 percent of the available battery voltage, inspect the wiring between the ignition module and the negative (-) coil terminal, then proceed to the Ignition Coil Supply Voltage test.Ignition Coil Supply VoltageAttach the negative lead of a voltmeter to the distributor base.Turn the ignition switch ON and connect the positive voltmeter lead to the positive (+) ignition coil terminal. Note the voltage reading then turn the ignition OFF . If the voltage reading is at least 90 percent of the battery voltage, yet the engine will still not run; first, check the ignition coil connector and terminals for corrosion, dirt, and/or damage; second, replace the ignition switch if the connectors and terminal are okay.Connect any remaining wiring.REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Carbureted EnginesDisconnect the battery ground.Disconnect the two small and one large wires from the coil.Disconnect the condenser connector from the coil, if equipped.Unbolt and remove the coil.Installation is the reverse of removal.Fuel Injected EnginesSee Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4Fig. Fig. 1: Disengage the high tension wire by pulling on the connector boot-fuel injected enginesFig. Fig. 2: Separate the wiring harness connection at the coilFig. Fig. 3: Unscrew the coil from its bracket mountFig. Fig. 4: Remove the coil from the enginePulling on the connector boot, disconnect the high tension lead at the coil.Disconnect the wiring at the ignition coil.Remove the ignition coil-to-bracket attaching screws, then remove the coil.To install:Install the coil, tightening the screws to 25-35 inch lbs. (2.8-4.0 Nm).Connect the ignition coil wiring harness and the high tension lead.
let the engine running, lift off the ignition coil one by one after opening the screw...a tick sounds will be heard ... no tick sound and gasoline leak on the plug thread means the ignition coil is busted.
If you are not getting spark to any of the plugs could be coil rotor and/or cap HEI ignition?
Try the ignition control module. Had the same problem with mine $36 part fixed it. The ignition control module is in the distributor and so is the pickup coil, but the ignition coil is by the battery. There is a spark test that can be done. If it was already done and couldn't see a spark, then it could be the ignition coil it self , the ignition wire, or any possible electrical connections.
The ignition coil is inside the ignition distributor.
Use an ohmeter to test tesistance where the plug wires connect to the coil-it should read 12,000. now for the the primaray side where the signal wires connect to the coil should be 2-3 ohms.
No. The coil provides the spark and the module tells the coil when to spark.
Many autopart stores have a machine to test it. The machines use a universal adapter to hook into the ignition control module. The ignition control module is in the distributor. If you mean the part that contains the ignition coil, when mine went bad I probed it with an ohmeter and then asked the parts store if I could test the resistances in a new coil before I bought it. Since the resistances of certain terminals weren't even close, I knew I had a bad coil.
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Remove the wiring harness from your 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis ignition coil. Remove the ignition coil retaining screws. Reverse the process to install your new ignition coil.
The 1998 Toyota ignition coil is located on the firewall, in the engine compartment. The ignition coil can be found on the passenger side of the firewall.
V6 Engines * Disconnect the negative battery cable * Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition coil * Disconnect the spark plug wires from the ignition coil * Remove the ignition coil mounting bolts and remove the coil from the valve cover V8 Engines * Disconnect the negative battery cable * Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition coil if youre going to remove more then one ignition coil mark each electrical connector with its corresponding coil to prevent mix-ups during reassembly * Remove the ignition coil hold-down bolt * Grasp the ignition coil firmly and pull it straight up
REMOVAL PROCEDURE Remove the engine cover. Disconnect the spark plug wires at the ignition coils. Disconnect the ignition coil harness connector. Remove the ignition coil mounting bolts. Remove the ignition coil. INSTALLATION PROCEDURE Install the ignition coil to the bracket. Install the ignition coil mounting bolts. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. Tighten Tighten the ignition coil mounting bolts to 8 N.m (71 lb in) . Connect the ignition coil harness connector. Connect the spark plug wires at the ignition coils. Install the engine cover.
did you have your ignition coil replaced? the signs are that the ignition coil is overheating thus you are able to restart after an hour, when the coil cools. also check if your ignition coil has a resistor. if it has, have it checked for continuity. did you have your ignition coil replaced? the signs are that the ignition coil is overheating thus you are able to restart after an hour, when the coil cools. also check if your ignition coil has a resistor. if it has, have it checked for continuity.
Test the wiring between the computer and the coil.
Where all the wires plug into. That is the ignition coil. The ignition coil is inside the distributor behind the cap. Remove the distributor cap screws, remove the cap and you will see the coil.
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