| Originally posted by woodsy5629@Sep 6 2004, 03:48 PM |
well still no luck i recharged the battery fixed the connections to the battery then replaced the plugs the distributer cap and the rotor but im still getting the same results it will not kick over. i know little about cars but i learn easy i was able to do the tune up without having someone else do it. how should i check the coil and altenator the altenator is brand new there shoudlnt be a problem with it and should i just get a new coil how can i determine if that is bad?
The engine is cranking but getting no spark to the plugs?
Assuming this is true:
#1. Buy a test light. = pro quality $25.00 or cheap Taiwan $5.00.......
#2. Attach the clip to a solid metal ground on the engine.
#3. Touch the + terminal of the battery to test the ground and light.
#4. Remove the cover from your ignition coil.
#5. Find the wire terminal with a + symbol by it.
#6. Hold the point of the test light on that terminal.
#7. Have somebody turn on the ignition, does it light up? = have power.
#8. Keep holding the point of the test light on that terminal, danger do NOT touch the spark plug wires.
#9. Have someone crank the engine, does it light up? = have power.
If you have power to the coil but no spark = bad ignition coil.
If you don't have power to the coil = bad wiring or controls.
Bad wiring or controls = possible broken or corroded wire, bad ECM, crank or cam position sensor, etc.
Check the starter wires, the coil gets power from one of the wires attached there, if it is corroded but not broken, or dangling broken = you found the problem.
Sorry I can't be more specific, loaned out my BMW library to a friend.