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 Post subject: EB XR8 NO SPARK(URGENT HELP)
Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:34 pm 
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HI THERE
today i was driving to wollongong when i stoped at traffic lights the car
stalled.now it wont start. so i had it towed home.
when it come off the tow truck i turned the key and it started .
it ran for about 5 seconds and stalled again.
i put a test light on the coil and it is getting power.
but when i crank it there is no spark from the coil.
i even tried turning the ignition on and off while holding coil lead
close to earth but no spark...
would this mean that the coil has packed it in or do you think it
might be the dizzy module????????.
i would like to be able to fix it myself as auto electricians and some mechanics s**t charge you a arm and a leg for something that
is easy to replace.... im a little p****d off as it cost me $150 to get it towed
home...

any help would be appreciated
thanks........................................
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Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:51 pm 
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Yes the Coils or Dizzies( depending if you have either a EF or EL) do tend to just totally stop dead in their tracks and dont go anymore. I have heard many a stories of both Falcons and Holdens being made totally undriveable because of this. Yes Life is a b**ch... unfortunately

 

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 Post subject: eb xr8 no spark (urgent help)
Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:16 pm 
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it is a eb but i guess the same rule applies.
does anyone know how how much it would cost for a coil or dizzy module.
i dont really want to buy a coil and find out its the module..
thanks...............................
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 Post subject: eb xr8 no spark(urgent help)
Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:28 pm 
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hello
after taking the coil off and trying it on my suzuki swift.
i found that the coil works..
but im still not sure if it is the dizzy module or maybe the e c u...
i was hoping that someone could shed some lite on the subject
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Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:26 am 
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Check fuses and relays...Then TFI module...Its between that connector on dissy...Check battery connections...Could also be fuel pump relay??? Its under the radiator cap/ over flow...With green cover on relay....

 

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 Post subject: eb xr8 no spark(urgent help)
Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:29 pm 
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hello again
i can hear the fuel pump prime the engine.
so i guess that is ok
i will double check fusible links on battery.
but it definately has no spark..
i went to ford today and they quoted me $455
for the dizzy module.(holly s**t) is it made of gold!!!
hahaha
does anyone know where i can get a second hand one.
thanks again.....................
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 Post subject: Re: eb xr8 no spark(urgent help)
Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:20 pm 
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TMAN NK wrote:
hello again
i can hear the fuel pump prime the engine.
so i guess that is ok
i will double check fusible links on battery.
but it definately has no spark..
i went to ford today and they quoted me $455
for the dizzy module.(holly s**t) is it made of gold!!!
hahaha
does anyone know where i can get a second hand one.
thanks again.....................


Yes thats why I went with MSD, bypassed Fords TFI...
The MSD module is around $450.00
With that you get multy spark up to 3000 rpm...
Do you have an alarm fitted ???
Its not an imobilizer doing this ?
I think its the front relay that controls engine electrics?
Nr battery...

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:39 pm 
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if its cutting spark, it would have to be an aftermarket alarm / immobilizer, smartlock cuts the fuel pulses AFAIK, rather than spark :wink:

 

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 Post subject: eb xr8 no spark (urgent help)
Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:08 pm 
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hi
it does have a after market alarm/immobelizer it doesnt have smart lock as its a series 1... i have tested the TFI plug it has 2 wires with 12 volts
and 1 wire has 12 volts when cranking engine..
but i dont know if the immobilizer cuts positive or negative.
it is getting power to coil and TFI....
i will call the place that fitted the alarm tomorrow.
and i will let you know what happened...
thanks for the help............ 8-)
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 Post subject: eb xr8 no spark (urgent help)
Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:02 pm 
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hello again
its all good now it was the TFI module.
it was replaced with a after market one .
and it goes better than it did before
thanks for all your replies...
im one happy camper :D :D :D
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