Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Jeep YJ 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 68,000 miles
I was driving on the highway when I had complete power loss to my vehicle and this is not the first time that it has happened. The problem is usually a faulty ignition coil. Recently after taking it in to a mechanic we found that it was the magnetic pick up that was losing its magnetism and causing the coil to go bad about 6 months ago. Now, again this time I tested the coil myself and the primary coil resistance was around 1.5ohms? The secondary coil might be the part that is faulty although I’m not getting a reading with my multimeter. My question is how I might test the magnetic pick up myself to see if that is the source of the problem or if there is even something beyond that could be the problem. I know when the mechanic showed me he hooked it up to a circuit light meter to see if it glowed correct me if I’m wrong? Also my question as well is how I should approach this if the coil is faulty due to this source of power loss.
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 AT 9:48 PM