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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2002, 11:05 AM
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Coil question

Hi All! Got a coil question and the search isn't working...Can a coil fail intermittenly before it goes out completly? Last summer while driving my truck would momentarily stall, then continue. I made it home and found the lead from the coil was loose and fixed my problem. Now it's doing the same thing but all the wires are seated. I put new ones on last summer. Any help's great! [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2002, 12:49 PM
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Re: Coil question

I'm not much of an electrician, but as far as computers go, I know that an electrical connection in the circuitry can be fine while cold, but disconnect once the circuit warms up. Could be what's happening here I suppose.
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Re: Coil question

yeah, coils especially are sensitive to heat, so it's entirely possible that it will work intermittantly
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yep yep. If it is failing when it gets hot chances are you need a new one. I hear the MSD's are good units.. I've seen guys mount them on the rear firewall and they looked good.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-31-2002, 12:49 PM
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Re: Coil question

Thanks for the help guys! This time it happened on our coldest day. I think I found that the terminals in the big "C" shaped connector were corroded. I cleaned 'em and all seems fine on my first ride. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Gonna go again right now!
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