Way Outta Control
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Palouse
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Re: No spark, fried module?
Ask and ye shall receive, ignition system consists of:
The crankshaft turns the camshaft,
the camshaft turns the distributor gear,
the distributor gear turns the distributor shaft,
the distributor shaft turns the rotor and the hall effect switch vane.
the hall efect switch vane causes the hall effect swtich to pulse
the ignition module amplifies the pulse,
the pulse is what creates the field for the coil,
the coil creates the energy and sends it to the rotor in the distributor,
the rotor sends the energy to the distributor cap plug wire tower,
the plug wire tower transmits the energy to the spark plug wire,
the spark plug expends the engergy when it jumps the spark plug gap to ground.
The absense of the ballast resistor, or resistor wire applies full voltage to the coil and burns out the coil, often destroying the ignition module in the process.
Ok.. there's the whole thing in a nutshell [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]