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Old 08-23-2011, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Georges98 View Post
Thanks guys.

Jssmith : What were the exact symptoms you experienced? I've already swapped relays, replaced/cleaned the terminals/grounds.

Im interested to know what was the problem before you had the coil replaced.
Ahhh, lets see... Like you stated, intermittent starting, long starting (crank, crank, crank, finally start). Sometimes not starting. sometimes, she would start up just fine, but most of the time, she was having a rough time starting (hot or cold).

I'm always looking at my battery gauge and that always read fine. But, at one time my battery did die and got a free replacement, but that's off topic.

The final straw was one morning it took a few cranks to start, finally started, then ten minutes later on the freeway, the engine died and would not start back up. That's when I had it towed to the shop, they looked around and found it was the ignition coil.

Hope this helps, and I hope you figure out whats going on.


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