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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-24-2003, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Help me...Painless wiring ??

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I've just put in a painless wiring kit in my 73 cj 5. Everything went in realy well till I started driving it and found out the hard way that I now have 12 volts going to my distributor. In other words I'm burning the points up. I can adjust them and get it going after it quits but it doesn't last long. Painless said I should have 8--10 volts coming out of the coil but I have 12. What do I do or what have I done wrong. Any ideas?

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Re: Help me...Painless wiring ??

did you hook up the ballast (pot) resistor supplied with the kit, to the distributor, as well as the ignition start bypass wire? Just look at your diagrams and you should see it, i just finished painlessly wiring my 77 cj too. good luck
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Yep sure did hook those up. A friend and I just stoped working on it a again. It still reads 12 volts even on the output of the resistor. I'm gonna get a new resistor and try that.

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Re: Help me...Painless wiring ??

A resistor will not drop the voltage without some load in series with it. If you are measuring the open circuit voltage at the resistor, you will still measure 12V.
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Re: Help me...Painless wiring ??

So please help me how do I check the voltage and any ideas where I need to look for the problem. I've been throught the whole Haynes manuel check and it checks out but still I have too much voltage going to the dist. it'll burn my points up.

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