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Old 02-11-2004, 11:02 AM   #41
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I "was" getting around 25-27 highway...with my lead foot...BUT lately it'* dropping...14 to 15...I suspect a O2 sensor or such...I'll get back to ya...
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That is what my mechanic buddy said. My plug wires are all shorting out too. After less than 3 mnths of use (just put them in). How do you test coils to see if they are broken?
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Techinfo has that procedure. But sometimes they only start missing when hot. No way to check that with an ohmmeter.
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The mechanic I went to sprayed some soapy water on them. We watched sparks fly from all 3 coils. Is that a "proper" procedure?
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I do not remember what kind, but they are 2 months or so old. The sparks were jumping from the wires to different parts of the coils.
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Were the sparks jumping from the wire connection to the screws on the coils?
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Yes indeed they were. The car is stuttering like mad. At idle it threatens to die all the time. But does not quite make it. I thought at first it was the ALT. But apparently its the coils.
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