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Question electrical (coil) gremlins

alright so the coil has died on me. the previous owner installed one of those fancy "hot spark" coils. but the thing is, that he left the original coil in there, wired directly to the neg side of the battery.



(this is not the sami coil, this pic was taken after much time beating heads vs. wall, coil pic'd is from a track/kick)

i replaced just the "fancy" coil the same way it is setup, and i also tried removing both "fancy" and original coil and wiring in new, but to no avail. so any body have a clue why i'm set up this way.

ohh and here is another view, with "fancy" coil.




somebody give me some help before i drag it to a cliff and push it off.

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coil...

Is the truck running okay???

What year is the Samurai?

There are several wiring diagrams - including one for the 90-92 samurais - at Ack's FAQ (see link in signature below) that might help you understand what was done to your truck and how to set it right. Do a search for wiring diagram.

Also, if the truck is not running, have you checked the ignition fuse? One telltale that it is blown is that the fuel gage stops working. Mine did this and I discovered that the Ignitor in the distributor was bad.

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Is the truck running okay???

What year is the Samurai?

There are several wiring diagrams - including one for the 90-92 samurais - at Ack's FAQ (see link in signature below) that might help you understand what was done to your truck and how to set it right. Do a search for wiring diagram.

Also, if the truck is not running, have you checked the ignition fuse? One telltale that it is blown is that the fuel gage stops working. Mine did this and I discovered that the Ignitor in the distributor was bad.
its a 90 sami, and i downloaded the wiring diagram. the truck is not running, but all fuses are ok.

thanx ack for the response.

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the immediate problem appears to be in the igniter, that box located below the factory coil.


bradzuki came over and helped me out. he couldnt make since of old coil firing to battery, so he took it apart and it had a couple of resistors in it.. all very odd.

thanx to ack for the wiring diagram.

now does anyone have an igniter lying around...because autozone wants $279.99 for this stupid little piece (part # JA1111 - if anyone wants to see)

thanx in advance

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