1980 Ford Fiesta 4 cyl
I am rebuilding a Ford industrial 4cyl 1.6L engine that is in a Bobcat Skidsteer. The engine is the same as in a 1980 Ford Fiesta or early model Ford Pinto. Not much to the electrical system. Only has an alternator, starter, ignition coil, and distributor with condensor. Brand new battery, new ignition coil, new spark plug wires, new plugs. With the switch turned on, I get voltage on both positive and negative terminals on the ignition coil and what looks like to be 12VDC. I can not get any spark out of the coil when turing over the engine. The coil requires an external resistor which does not exist on the Bobcat, only a resistor wire going to the ignition switch. Could this be causing the problem? If I add a ballast resistor, will this fix the problem and provide spark? Also, the stater seems to turn slow. Could a bad starter and/or solonoid cause the problem?
have the same problem?
Saturday, March 14th, 2009 AT 7:15 PM