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WAS RUNNING THEN JUST DIED

1966 Lincoln Continental • 75,000 miles

The car was running then just died I have no spark now and it only has 7.2 voltsgoing to the coil the rotor does spin so not the chain it cranks over just wont fire was looking to maybe get a wiring diagram but cant find one it has the 462 motor in it please help
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Dusten
November 1, 2011.



7.2 volts is ok if it is hot motor. It is 12 volts cold.
I would look at the points and condenser. Gap the points at.018.

Roy

It has been switched to an electronic ignition

Tiny
Dusten
Nov 1, 2011.
What kind?

Roy

Not sure exactly walked into the job in the middle of it so kinda a stab in the dark for me

Tiny
Dusten
Nov 1, 2011.
No matter what, you need to verify the module is working simply by using a test light on the negative of the coil to see if the module is commanding the coil to fire.

Roy

The negative gives me nothing at any time the only time I get anything is when I hit the positive and thats where the 7.2 comes from

Tiny
Dusten
Nov 1, 2011.
And what module would be bad the ignition module or what

Tiny
Dusten
Nov 1, 2011.
Ok I am getting power tyhrough so what would ythat mean

Tiny
Dusten
Nov 1, 2011.
Is it a flashing signal? If it is not flashing, the ignition module may be a fault. If it is flashing, the coil may have failed.

This is assuming there is a spark issue.

Roy