What would happen if the ignition coil failed?
The reason i ask is because I think something is wrong with mine.
car is 1985 190E 2.3 8vlv
I was on my way to get my flex discs changed, and my car died on the road, it died in a strage way because
The engine was still turning, the rpms were at 1500 I was just coasting along at 50km/h
I noticed something is wrong because when I stepped on the gas there was no response, the economy gauge went up to indicate fuel flowing but car did not go anywhere.
I quickly pulled into a side road and when I was almost stopped the engine died and all the dash lights went on.
I tried restarting, and it would not go. I made a few calls to see what I can do about a tow truck, but after the first call, which lasted about a minute, I tried it again and it started right up.
On another ocassion it died on the highway when going over 120km/h, scary ****...
I think the coil cuts out but the wheels still spin the engine through the tranny which is why the engine shows that it still works.
I also think it does nort start right up because the engine gets flooded.
I jiggled the ignition cables and it has not happened yet.
I just wanted to see if any know what WOULD happen if the ignition coil went.