A few days ago I took a corner from my house and the car just died. I got the car back to the house and the first thing I did was spray starting fluid down the TBI (Throttle Body Unit) to see if the car would start. The car did not start. That led me to suspecting something on the ignition side was wrong. I then removed the secondary coil wire going to the distributor cap and held it close to the strut tower to try and "see" a blue spark, as my dad was "cranking" the car. No luck. I then proceeded to check the resistance readings on the ignition coil and got 0.8 ohms on the primary side and 13.68k ohm on the secondary side. While there I check voltage from the end of the coil wire to ground, and also check the primary voltage to ground. Both read 12.41 volts. I then got my OBD-II tool and pulled codes P0401 and P0110. One code was the EGR valve and the other was the IAC (Intake Ambient Sensor). No other codes. I went on the safe side and removed the igniter and took it to AutoZone where it was tested several times using their Wells tester. All tests came back "PASSED". Thinking that something was not allowing the "coil" to collapse to induce a spark I check the CSS (Crankshaft Sensor). With the car cold it read 1348 ohms. I went to AutoZone and checked three of their CSS's and all read between 1340-1368 ohms. So, looking at a diagram from the Haynes manual I noticed that the Pick-up coil could possible cause this problem. So, I check the ohms on this and got 168 ohms. Doing some additional research some individuals have mentioned the IGf and IGt from the ECM. I do not know what else to check. I put new plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotor on a month ago. Is the coil bad? Why is there no spark with everything reading correct? Suggestions are welcomed.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 AT 5:05 PM