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Old 02-07-2003, 12:32 AM   #11
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I'm SO glad I found you guys - you are GREAT!!

I have another question (if you don't mind)....

What should the resistance through the coils be?

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I posted a coil pack troubleshooting guide up in Techinfo awhile back....just for you!

Click the Techinfo link at the top of the page.
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Well, I disconnected the MAF sensor and it didn't help. :(

I also disconnected the vacuum plug from the fuel regulator and no fuel came out....I was kinda surprised as I really thought that that might be the problem.

And the check engine lights, etc. are working so nope, it'* not burnt out. Wouldn't that be a hoot....

I'm pretty sure the spark plug wires are all fairly new. Just had the spark plugs changed the other day too and apparently two of them aren't burning/firing exactly right but that shouldn't cause the problems I'm having should it?

I said on an earlier post that the car ran well for a few minutes before it started sputtering but tonight I started it when it was cold and it started chugging right away so maybe it isn't thermal-related??

Will try giving the catalytic convertor a tap tomorrow.

I'm so frusterated!! I just don't have the money to take the car to a mechanic....especially being a woman....they really see you coming. If I could just pinpoint the problem, I could tell the mechanic what I want done.

Sigh.
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What city and state do you live in? You might be close enough to someone else that we could suggest a good shop if the need arises. You might also be close enough to someone for a little help! We've got some good wrenches here.

Try that coil pack troubleshooting. If you had a couple odd plugs, it could point that direction.
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I agree with Will-If the two plugs are on the same coil, it is a good indication that that coil is bad.
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It really looks like it could be a coil....

I'm actually in Alberta, Canada so it'* a bit far from any of you and your trusty mechanics :( ....... But thanks anyway.

I'm not sure if I have the skills to do the coil troubleshooting but I know someone who will.

Well, if nothing else I know more about the workings of a car than I ever thought I would I spent over an hour reading the car manual last night!!
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Deathrat is in Edmonton, Alberta. He'* the parts guy for a Pontiac dealership. Forgot which one.

We have spies everywhere.....you CANNOT hide!

RAT! You have a new neighbor! (his real name is Alan Ralston, but don't let that out, he has a reputation that goes with the username)
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