I have had problems over the past several years with a nagging engine skip. Two years ago I had it in the shop for this miss and they determined it was bad plug wires. They changed the plugs and wires and it ran fine for 2-3K miles.
It developed a skip again and I put it into the same shop where they replaced one plug wire as bad. I think it was number 7. It ran fine for a few months but developed a skip once again.
I found a bad wire number 4 I think. The insulation looked like it was chaffed so I replaced it. It ran fine for a few more months and the skip is back again.
Weather seems to make it worse. Rainy days are worse that dry days and since there is no distributer cap I'm at a loss.
The check engine light comes on each time the miss is bad. I clear it by diconnnecting the battery.
I think there is another bad wire but think also that this fix is only a band-aid since the problem keeps reoccurring.
Is this an ignition coil problem? Can that make the plug wires fail? And is the coil the same thing as the coil pack or are they different things?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thursday, November 12th, 2020 AT 8:57 AM