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Old 04-16-2007, 06:54 PM   #41
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Nope, it shouldn't make a difference. Get the resistors and test the meter readings with those.
Will do Archon by the weekend...if the coils keep reading zero does it mean the are no good? I mean the car still run with good power, just a occasional shake on idile.
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If the coils, and in particular all 3, were bad, I would not expect the car to run very well - if it ran at all. If the meter can read the low resistances properly, I'd suggest to buy just one coil and try measuring that for comparison.

You may want to take the meter in to Radio Shack, and have the sales clerk test it.
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If the coils, and in particular all 3, were bad, I would not expect the car to run very well - if it ran at all. If the meter can read the low resistances properly, I'd suggest to buy just one coil and try measuring that for comparison.

You may want to take the meter in to Radio Shack, and have the sales clerk test it.
hey Archon,
I returned the radio shack meter and went to sears a bought a better craftmans but, it still read zero on all three coils can't understand that....I'll see if this weekend about the resistor and maybe i'll buy one single coil and test the resistance on that one.
I'll keep you informed.
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If the coils, and in particular all 3, were bad, I would not expect the car to run very well - if it ran at all. If the meter can read the low resistances properly, I'd suggest to buy just one coil and try measuring that for comparison.

You may want to take the meter in to Radio Shack, and have the sales clerk test it.
Hey Archon, I tested the coils today with the mechanic'* meter and they tested 00.5 on all coil...good news I guess. Now that the weather is better here I can park it outside his 3 car shop and check the wiring with him so we do not have to take up any car lift space hopefully by this week.
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That'* certainly good news as far as the coils, but not for solving your problem. Time to go back to this step and check the voltages.

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Darn. Check the voltages at the PCM, and the sensor per the instructions here.

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Hey Archon, I tested the coils today with the mechanic'* meter and they tested 00.5 on all coil...good news I guess. Now that the weather is better here I can park it outside his 3 car shop and check the wiring with him so we do not have to take up any car lift space hopefully by this week.
You listed the primary resistance, but not the secondaries. What were those?
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They were listed on the previous page, but it would make it easier to have it together on this page also.

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I bought a meter from radio shack and and park the car, the readings were:

MOUNTED
COIL- 6_3 6.39

COIL 2_5 6.34

COIL 4_1 6.12

UNMOUNTED
THEY WERE ALL THE SAME 00.0

So i was not sure if the car had to be hot to to test the coils..After warming up the car

did the test again

mounted all coils were in the same range of 06.3
unmounted they were still 0.00

I little confuse here ..I will be taking a ride so the engine can get hot and i will do the test again....I also took pics bu,t do not know how to attch them here.[/img]
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Hey Archon, I tested the coils today with the mechanic'* meter and they tested 00.5 on all coil...good news I guess. Now that the weather is better here I can park it outside his 3 car shop and check the wiring with him so we do not have to take up any car lift space hopefully by this week.
You listed the primary resistance, but not the secondaries. What were those?
Yeah, with the different meter the readings were as follows:

coil 3/6- 6.04
coil 2/5- 5.91
coil 4/1- 5.93
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That'* certainly good news as far as the coils, but not for solving your problem. Time to go back to this step and check the voltages.

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Darn. Check the voltages at the PCM, and the sensor per the instructions here.

P0341
Thanks Archon, I''ll try the steps.. my mechanic did try this already but, everything checked out good, he also gave me the print out with the wire color diagram so I can go through the wires. I'll try to see if he missed something.
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Pay particular attention to what happens to the voltage as the magnet on the cam gear passes by the cam sensor.
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