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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2009, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Ignition Problem

76' Scout II, V8 345, won't start. Recent back surgery led me to have lad next door replace plugs, wires, distrib cap, condensor, rotor. There are 2 unconnected and , apparently unrelated wires. Since that it won't start. Turns over. Timing gun on wires shows no spark from coil. Battery is new. Electronic ignition. Where should I go next??
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Just some dumb questions......is the lead for the timing light on the number 8 cyl?.....and Have you replaced the gold ignition box?
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if you have voltage at coil, then either ign module or the pickup under the dizzy cap. or bad wire connections. or ground
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12V positive term to grnd, 3V neg term to ground, with coil output disconnected and key on. Have not replaced gold box and timing wire was on cly 8. New battery, as of today.
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Check Ignition Module - the Gold Box


The Ignition Module - the Gold Box on the firewall - take it off the firewall by removing 3 phippis head screws. Look at the back-side of this box. It should have some nice potting material covering the circuit board.

If the box has failed & gotten very hot, the honey colored potting material has melted & oozed out. That's a sure sign the box is your trouble.

But plse read my post about the problems finding a working replacement Ignition Module.

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