Testing plug wires - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1987-1991 Parley with regards to your 1987 to 1991 Bonneville, Olds 88 or Buick Le Sabre Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-27-2004, 10:47 PM   #1
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hurianek is on a distinguished road
Default Testing plug wires

Is there anyway to test the spark plug wires to see it they are good?
Hurianek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2004, 10:51 PM   #2
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 12,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
J Wikoff is on a distinguished road
Default

Got a digital multimeter? Check the resistance to see if they are all in the same range. The longest should have roughly two or three times the resistance of the shortest. Stock wires range between 5 and 14 thousand ohms, usually. Aftermarket wires are around 50-150 ohms, like my MSD wires. If any are above 30 thousand ohms, or show an open circuit, replace them. Make sure to try the different ranges of the multimeter display to get an accurate reading.
J Wikoff is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Testing coils & spark plug wires Danthurs Trouble shooting + Test Procedures 0 01-13-2009 04:24 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:04 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.