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Re: 8n quit-still no spark

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12-30-2012 09:59:13

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did you check for power and blink of a test light while cranking at the coil?

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12-31-2012 09:20:11

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 Re: 8n quit-still no spark in reply to wrenchtech, 12-30-2012 09:59:13  
I put a test lamp between the coil terminal and ground. Cranking dimmed the lamp but it didn"t make it flash. Does this mean a new coil? Thanks for the help in working through this problem.

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12-31-2012 09:35:20

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 Re: 8n quit-still no spark in reply to davidiowa, 12-31-2012 09:20:11  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeIt should be flashing dim/bright/dim/bright in unison with each cylinders firing time. Never completely dark.

If just dimming due to starter load lowering battery voltage, then either coil spring-like pig tail not making good connection to concave screw in distributor or pig tale shorted to distributor body or EI not switching. Check coil seating & connection, then do EI test that I described/pictured.

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12-30-2012 10:16:44

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 Re: 8n quit-still no spark in reply to wrenchtech, 12-30-2012 09:59:13  
First do as wrenchtech said, and then if no blinking, proceed as follows:

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