Engine is stalling

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting & Diagnosis' started by zekefreak, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Joekool

    Joekool Veteran Member

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    I'd run the car in your driveway until its good and warm, then check the primary resistance of the ignition coil, it should be .2-1.0 ohms, any variance from that spec and throw it out and buy a new one.
     
  2. Plater Tom

    Plater Tom Veteran Member

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    I think that is sound advice.
     
  3. zekefreak

    zekefreak Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I don't think that will work. I can drive it around town all day with no problems. It's during high speed- long distance that it cuts out on me.
     
  4. Coadster32

    Coadster32 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Perhaps not, but it couldn't hurt either.
     
  5. zekefreak

    zekefreak Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I was told by my inspection mechanic, who is also a very successful drag racer, that the coil is going bad. Makes sense to me so I ordered a new coil and will be replacing the old one soon. I will keep you updated on the results. Stay tuned..............
     
  6. zekefreak

    zekefreak Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I replaced the coil in the distributor cap and today I took it for a spin on the turnpike going 70 mph for about an hour. Then, later in the afternoon I did a return trip home and had NO issues or misses at all, either way! So I believe the problem is solved. (Keeping fingers crossed) Thanks for all your responses and help.
     

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