1992 Lexus LS 400 no electrical from coil to dist

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  • 1992 LEXUS LS 400
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 12,500 MILES
I have check the coil wires and I have no electrcity. I have check the coils by specs and they pass. The car will not start.
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Friday, January 23rd, 2009 AT 2:00 PM

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IGNITION CHECKS
SPARK TEST

Remove coil wire from distributor. Using insulated pliers, hold end of coil wire 1/2" from ground. Crank engine. If spark is present, see appropriate DIAGNOSIS BY SYMPTOM in TESTS W/O CODES article in the ENGINE PERFORMANCE Section.
If spark is not present, turn ignition off. Check ignition coil, ignitor and distributor connectors. Repair as necessary.
If connectors are okay, check resistance of high tension cables. Maximum resistance is 25,000 ohms per cable. Replace as necessary. If resistance is within specification, go to next step.
Turn ignition on. Using a DVOM, ensure battery voltage is present at ignition coil positive terminal. If battery voltage is not present, check wiring between ignition switch and ignition coil. If battery voltage is present, go to next step.
NOTE:LS400 and SC400 have 2 ignition coils.

Turn ignition off. Using a DVOM, measure resistance of ignition coil (cold). Positive terminal on ignition coil has a tab next to terminal. See IGNITION COIL RESISTANCE table. If resistance is not within specification, replace ignition coil. If resistance is within specification, go to step 6) for ES300 and SC300 or step 9) for LS400 and SC400.
IGNITION COIL RESISTANCE
ApplicationPrimarySecondary
ES300.30-.609000-15,000
LS400 & SC400.40-.5010,200-13,800
SC300.20-.306000-11,000

On ES300 and SC300, measure resistance of pick-up coil. See Fig. 2. See DISTRIBUTOR SENSOR RESISTANCE table. If resistance is not within specification, replace distributor housing assembly.
Check air gap in distributor. Measure air gap of G1 pick-up, G2 pick-up and NE pick-up. See Fig. 3. Air gap specification for ES300 is.008-.020" (.2-.5 mm). Air gap specification for SC300 is.008-.016" (.2-.4 mm). If air gap is not to specification, replace distributor.
If air gap is to specification, perform appropriate trouble shooting procedures in TESTS W/CODES article in the ENGINE PERFORMANCE Section. If voltage reading and wiring harness are okay, substitute ignitor with a known good unit.
DISTRIBUTOR SENSOR RESISTANCE
ApplicationOhms
ES300 & SC300
Pick-Up Coils
Between Terminals G1 & G125-190
Between Terminals G2 & G125-190
Between Terminals NE & G155-240
LS400
No. 1 & No. 2 Cam Sensors950-1250
Engine Speed Sensor950-1250
SC400
No. 1 & No. 2 Cam Sensors835-1350
Engine Speed Sensor835-1350

Fig. 2: Identifying Pick-Up Coil Connectors (ES300 & SC300)
Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A, INC.
Fig. 3: Measuring Pick-Up Air Gap (ES300 & SC300)
Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A, INC.
On LS400 and SC400 models, use an ohmmeter to measure resistance of No. 1 cam position sensor. See Fig. 4. See DISTRIBUTOR SENSOR RESISTANCE table. If No. 1 cam position sensor resistance is not to specification, replace sensor. If resistance is within specification, go to next step.
Using an ohmmeter, measure resistance of No. 2 cam position sensor. See Fig. 5. See DISTRIBUTOR SENSOR RESISTANCE table. If No. 2 cam position sensor resistance is not to specification, replace sensor. If resistance is within specification, go to next step.
Using an ohmmeter, measure resistance of engine speed sensor. See Fig. 6. See DISTRIBUTOR SENSOR RESISTANCE table. If engine speed sensor resistance is not to specification, replace sensor. If resistance is within specification, perform appropriate diagnostic procedures for LS400 or SC400. See TESTS W/CODES article in the ENGINE PERFORMANCE Section.
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