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Old 06-27-2001, 01:34 AM
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CAN INYBODY HELP ME....FOR MONTHS NOW I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND OUT HOW TO STOP MY MENT COND 83 380SEC FROM BURNING OUT IGN COILS ...I HAVE CHANGED THE WIRES THE PLUGS THE ROTER THE CAP AND STILL I BLOW A COIL ABOUT EVERY MONTH AT $80.00 EACH....THE CAR RUNS FINE BUT IF I CANT STOP THIS I AM GOING TO SELL THE CAR....I LOVE THE CAR AND DONT WANT TO SELL IT......PLEASE HELP ME.
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Old 06-27-2001, 01:49 AM
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The correct coil for this car is filled with a black waxy substance and has a red plug sealing the coil. I'm guessing you have the correct part for the application. I'd check alternator function and look for the ground strap from the power steering bracket to the coil bracket. Other than that there has to be a high resistance in the system. A scope test would show the problem.
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Old 06-27-2001, 02:26 AM
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I have ran across this problem before. The only fix I can recommend and it has worked for me on several occasions of the same problem. Replace the harness from the ignition box (both)
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Old 06-27-2001, 03:40 AM
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Hello people. First, Thomas, typing in ALL CAPS is considered ‘yelling’, just so you know, as it might piss off some people. But not me, of course.

Secondly, if your car’s ignition is like my earlier V-8 cars, and I’m 90% sure of it, as they didn’t go to the ignition maps in 83….

CHECK THE STINKIN' BALLAST RESISTORS !!! ---- ---- ----
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Old 06-27-2001, 11:46 AM
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My Bug used to eat coils for lunch. Finally traced it to the combination of the steel braided cables I installed that were arcing, as well as the resistors were bad as well. The arcing would burn out the resistors to the point that I would have to keep a couple of spare coils and resistors whenever I went on a long trip...
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