How Do I Check Ignition Spark on a Chevrolet V8 Engine?

Answer Checking the ignition spark on a Chevrolet V8 engine is one of the first things an auto technician does when diagnosing a no-start condition. While there are many factors that cause a no-start cond... Read More »

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How to Check the Spark on an Ignition Coil?

A car's ignition coil transforms the 12-volt current from the battery into a much higher voltage to spark the spark plugs and start the engine. Modern cars have more than one coil and these are oft... Read More »

How to Check to See If You Have a Spark Coming Out of the Ignition Coil Wire?

If your vehicle isn't starting when the engine is turning over, you may not be getting spark to the spark plugs through the ignition coil. You can check this by performing a simple test. This task ... Read More »

How to Check an Ignition Coil With a Spare Spark Plug?

Before solid state ignition systems and computerized engine management systems, checking ignition coil output was simply a matter holding the coil wire near the engine block while you cranked the e... Read More »

How Do I Check My Spark Ignition Coils in a 2002 Ford Escape 6 Cylinder?

In the late 1990s, Ford began using a new ignition system, coil on plug, on its 5.4-liter V-8 engine. This system began appearing in the majority of Ford engines in the 2000s. It placed a coil dire... Read More »