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Author Topic: Is this the factory distributor?  (Read 1554 times)

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Offline RookieSX/4

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Is this the factory distributor?
« on: January 03, 2016, 03:57:41 PM »
Having a crank but no spark issue. Trying to get to the bottom of this. Anyone have a procedure for me to test that the ignition coil is working?
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Re: Is this the factory distributor?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2016, 04:55:01 PM »
I don't have the procedure handy; but also look at the ign module under the cap and rotor.   They have a habit of breaking the wires inside the insulation from pivoting with the vacuum advance.
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Re: Is this the factory distributor?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2016, 03:15:10 AM »
I see yellow and green but no wire to the BAT terminal. The 4 cyl Dukes came with them stock. Not the others.
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