2000 Hyundai Elantra overcharging ALT?

Tiny
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  • 2000 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 100,000 MILES
My 2000 Hyundai Elantra keeps cooking the coil pack. Why?
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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 AT 4:52 AM

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Tiny
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Why don't you explain what "cooking the coil pack" means and how you are concluding this.
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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 AT 5:29 AM
Tiny
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It means it doesn't work. We have replaced it twice and we have to replace it again. The car turns over but we have no fire to the coil pack.
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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 AT 5:41 AM
Tiny
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I seriously doubt the coils are the actual problem. It may fire up after replacing them simply because of a small increase in KV but I suspect you have too much resistance in other parts of the secondary circuit after the coil. Also check that you are getting full battery voltage coming into the coil.
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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 AT 10:07 AM
Tiny
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We checked the voltage output and it was 13.7. The coils were checked and they wouldn't discharge. What else should we be testing?
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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 AT 1:50 PM
Tiny
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Coils just don't fail that way. There has to be a different issue. You are going to have to check power supply and ground pulse when this happens.
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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 AT 2:23 PM
Tiny
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Could it be the ECM? How do you check ground pulse? When it doesn't work, I get power to all 4 connections on the coil pack.
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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 AT 2:44 PM
Tiny
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No, you don't. You're testing it while plugged in and reading through the coil. You would need a noid light to test for pulse when it fails.Don't use anything else or you could burn out the module.

https://www.2carpros.com/images/external/1Noidlightpair__.jpg
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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 AT 3:02 PM

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