Thread: Coil Test
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Old 11-20-2002, 05:20 PM
stevebfl stevebfl is offline
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No the car doesn't have a crank sensor for the ignition. The control unit reads the induced signal from the impulse transmitter in the distributor. You pretty much have to have a scope to view its output.

By placing your test light on the negative side of the coil you should see a blinking light while cranking. if you see a solid light then the coil is never being connected to ground.
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
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