Ignition coil - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-24-2005, 04:26 AM   #11
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
fewdecentwords is on a distinguished road
Default

Any Idea'*? Im still thinking its either the wire to the solinoid or the igniton switch its self. I will test it this weeked ive been really busy . I'll aslo check the securety light. what shuld it do im not familar with the bonne'* seceruty system
fewdecentwords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2005, 10:01 AM   #12
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 2,099
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
SSEBONNE4EVA is on a distinguished road
Default start

start by checking and cleaning all grounds, battery connections, and starter connections. Do you have the resistor chip in key? try using another key if so.
and cleaning the contacts in the ignition.
SSEBONNE4EVA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2005, 12:33 PM   #13
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

You said earlier that the starter wasn't running or turning?

It'* NOT ignition related if that is true.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2005, 01:39 PM   #14
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, Mi
Posts: 5,656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Archon is on a distinguished road
Default

If the interior lights are on, and you try to start it, do those lights dim indicating that the starter is at least drawing current? Or, can you measure the battery voltage at the battery while someone turns the key? Does the voltage drop? If you have a meter, crawl under the car (raise and support properly if you need more room) and measure the voltage at the battery terminal Also on the terminal on the selenoid while someone turns the key.

If you do not have a meter, you could try this. Do this only at your own risk, and if you have any concerns at all, do not attempt it. If you do it wrong, you could at the very least cause a severe burn by shorting battery voltage to ground.

If you have a short jumper, attach one end to the selenoid terminal. Then, take the other end and briefly touch it to the battery terminal on the starter. If the starter starts to run, the starter and selenoid are likely good, and your problem is in elsewhere, swtich, wiring, etc.
Archon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2005, 02:38 PM   #15
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

If you aren't getting power to the solenoid to engage the starter, check the starter enable relay. This is enabled by the VATS system when it sees the right resistor value.

However with vats not getting the right value..97 will prime fuel pump and you'll start then die out when it kills the fuel.

I forget if the earlier years will crank.. I think they do.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2005, 05:19 PM   #16
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
fewdecentwords is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the help but i know its not the starter . the first thing i did was jump the solinoid. and it stared right up. so i took the starter in had it tested and it was bad so i changed the starter. it still didnt work . then i took that starter back and tested it and it was fine. if i give power strait to the lead going where the ignition line is supost to go to it starts up.
fewdecentwords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2005, 11:23 AM   #17
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

How long does it start and run for? If it runs for about 5-10 seconds or less that'* probably VATS cutting off the fuel. We need more information to assist you.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2005, 12:05 PM   #18
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Absolutely confirmed, you do not have an ignition problem. Don't even think about ICM, coils, plugs, or wires any longer.

A little more descriptive on the failure please. Does the new starter engage AT ALL? Or ONLY when you short the solonoid? Do the interior lights work?
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2005, 05:18 PM   #19
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
fewdecentwords is on a distinguished road
Default

Sorry for the short explonation. here is what happend it was working fine. then I turned it off, I went to start it and nothing. you dont even hear a click. its like your not even turning the key, exept the fact taht everything turns on liek the lights stereo and all that.so what im saying is it wont start at all. it wont even attemt to start nothin happens the starter doesnt spin or anything.
fewdecentwords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2005, 05:20 PM   #20
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
fewdecentwords is on a distinguished road
Default

o and btw it does start if i jump the solonoid but i had that tested and its good
fewdecentwords is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
L67 ignition coil question ron350 1992-1999 5 06-06-2006 01:30 AM
Spark Plug Change and Ignition coil pack ComfyCar 1992-1999 8 09-29-2005 08:38 PM
How to test Ignition Module / Coil Packs TexasBonnieGuy 1992-1999 5 09-28-2005 11:50 AM
Ignition coil upgrade? Timothy's Buick 1987-1991 17 09-12-2005 01:22 AM
Ignition Coil Part Number Rogue Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 2 10-21-2003 02:30 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 01:28 PM.


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.