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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.

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Old 07-04-2003, 04:14 PM   #21
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I won't tell how I checked though.... You might get a 60,000 volt jolt or how ever many volts those suckers make..
ok... how did u check it???
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Old 07-04-2003, 04:17 PM   #22
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so let me figure this out...if my coil was shot...my car is running on 4 cyl so thats why it runs like **** has no power and sounds bad?....or am i just not thinking right?
yup, all u would be missing is the fart can (for the complete ricer experience that is).
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Held the wire end about an inch from the terminal to see if I was getting spark... I had a dead coil... I didn't get shocked though... My friend did this once and got a good jolt.
I thought I had a loose wire once so while the car was running I used my thumb to push down on them to make sure they were all the way on. Needless to say when I got to the last wire I found the one with the bad insulation on it...
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Held the wire end about an inch from the terminal to see if I was getting spark... I had a dead coil... I didn't get shocked though... My friend did this once and got a good jolt.
u didnt get shocked... now where'* the fun in that?
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hey i drove my car today...if i slowly accel then its fine...but if i give it like -5 to -2 boost...around...then it sputters and sounds like a helicopter...is that still a blown coil? whats your opinion ssei95...is that what yours did...it doesnt do it until the boost gets up there...or rpms...????
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That could still be a bad coil pack. Until you get any real load on the engine it probably won't show itself too bad. At smaller accelerations the difference between the good coil and the bad will be less noticeable. The more gas you give it the greater the difference from the properly functioning packs and the faulty ones.

There is a chance it could be something else besides the packs but my money is still on them. Either way they are the cheapest feasable fix.
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ok then can i use coil packs off any bonneville or does it have to be a 92 ssei?
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ok then can i use coil packs off any bonneville or does it have to be a 92 ssei?
I know some of the earlier 3800'* had some different style of packs. If I remember right they actually look different too. I believe that any GM twin post style pack (that looks identical) should work just fine. You might even be able to get away with only replacening one of them. Get just on pack and then go thru them one at a time to see if it helps. Chances are only one if them is bad, not all three. Just a matter of finding that one.
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ill prolly get 2...junk yard
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ill prolly get 2...junk yard
Cool. I hope it works....I hate to be wrong

Besides, If it was the PCM or any critical sensor or something that went you should be getting SES lights at minimum while driving. Since your not getting them it is probly something simple like coil packs.

Let us know how it turns out.
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