This is not true. The condenser or capacitor is only there to absorb excess current flow. It does not deliver high voltage or amplify it. That is solely done by the coil.
There are two main reasons for this part. First if there is excess current from other sources, it absorbs this current so that the signals are not interrupted.
The second is so that there is no arcing in the coil when the PCM interrupts it.
So now that I say this, how long did it take for the new coil to have a weak spark? I understood that it was immediate. Meaning you had weak spark, put the new coil on it and still had weak spark as soon as you started the engine.
If you have no capacitor then the coil will eventually fail because when the PCM interrupts the signal in order to create the high voltage, the current actually tried to jump across the coil and it can burn them up.
Normally this takes a little bit of time which is why I said it would not cause this. However, if you don't have one it may be the cause of the coils failing.
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 AT 5:25 PM