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Ignition Coil problems
#89427 Sun May 22 2005 06:43 PM
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Dutch52 Offline OP
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Yesterday I was driving the truck all day when in the afternoon (after stopping at a store for 10 minutes) the truck died.I do use a disconect switch all the time if I am not in the truck. I opened the hood and saw oil coming out of the (new) coil, I let it cool down and truck started and died again. Why is the(new)coil overheating? Jo

Re: Ignition Coil problems
#89428 Sun May 22 2005 07:14 PM
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Do you have a resistor in the ignition?


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Re: Ignition Coil problems
#89429 Sun May 22 2005 08:09 PM
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New coil? What kinda coil?


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Re: Ignition Coil problems
#89430 Sun May 22 2005 08:28 PM
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Dutch52 Offline OP
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The Truck is stock 6 volt. The coil is an Echlin Standard. Truck has run for weeks with no problem. jo

Re: Ignition Coil problems
#89431 Sun May 22 2005 08:37 PM
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gen is putting out too much voltage? [like bad regulator]
ignition resistor shorted out and is putting full voltage to the coil?
check resistance across the resistor and voltage at the coil

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Re: Ignition Coil problems
#89432 Mon May 23 2005 12:55 AM
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I have never seen a 6V with an ignition resistor. Did you install the coil upside down?


Jason
Re: Ignition Coil problems
#89433 Mon May 23 2005 01:24 AM
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Dutch52 Offline OP
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Jason, I do not have a resistor installed.
The coil is installed with the cables on top as it will not leak that way. jo

Re: Ignition Coil problems
#89434 Mon May 23 2005 06:33 PM
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Can you measure the resistance between the + and - terminals? Should be near 1.5 ohms. Maybe it has developed a short.


Jason
Re: Ignition Coil problems
#89435 Tue May 24 2005 03:12 PM
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Your best bet is to replace the DOA coil with an NAPA Echlin IC7. It will have the ballast resistor built in and has proven to be very reliable. It is all I have used for 6 volt projects for the past ten years...Thanks Randy

Re: Ignition Coil problems
#89436 Tue May 24 2005 03:13 PM
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Your best bet is to replace the DOA coil with an NAPA Echlin IC7. It will have the ballast resistor built in and has proven to be very reliable. It is all I have used for 6 volt projects for the past ten years...Thanks Randy

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