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Old 10-20-2006, 08:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ignition Coil problem

Hey guys i need help!!!
I recently bought a fault reader and tested it. Fault code 19 (1st ignition coil) came up. Do i have to replace it or can i just do something to it to make it work. Tell me what i can do to get rid of the fault code.
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Hey guys i need help!!!
I recently bought a fault reader and tested it. Fault code 19 (1st ignition coil) came up. Do i have to replace it or can i just do something to it to make it work. Tell me what i can do to get rid of the fault code.
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Ignition coils are really easy to replace and generally not to expensive. I'd say just DIY.
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You can likely check the voltage at the coil and see if it matches the spec from a service manual. The problem could also just be the boot. If you don't have a volt-meter, or a service manual, or have any clue what I'm talking about... then you could just buy a new coil. Each coil usually runs about $75. And don't forget to buy a new boot too!!
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Thanks alot guys. I have all the tools and a service manual. Thanks again.
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try swapping the coil to another cylinder then clear the fault and try to reproduce it again. read the fault and if it followed the coil to the new cylinder then you know that the coil is faulty.
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