Coil problem

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Coil problem


Post by 1955fle » Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:22 pm

After much tinkering on my '55FL I believe that the coil is not producing. Is there a way to test it? If it is bad where is a good source to replace it?


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Re: Coil problem


Post by fourthgear » Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:44 pm

Yes there are testing procedures but, they sometimes act up when warm and the testing procedures are done when system not on , of course. You can test primary and secondary resistance with an ohm meter . Finding the proper specs can be challenging.
Get or barrow one you know is working correctly and try it and see if it changes . If looking for replacement , NOS parts in Ohio, JP cycle are just two of many to get coils from.

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