Burning coilpacks - 1g DSM

Posted by zakNH, Mar 10, 2017

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  1. zakNH

    zakNH Probationary Member

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    Hey guys, I already looked threw other forums for a few weeks now for my problem.

    No spark, I bought a new coilpack and burned up the second i cranked it over. I follwed the Engine elcetrical manual, tested my power transistor and coilpack with a meter, both confirmed to be no good.

    I bought a new PT and coilpack and tested to make sure they were good. I hooked them and and got the car to start. The next day, I tried to start again, no start. Tested the PT, it was good, but the coilpack was dead.

    I did check all the wires going to ECU, not sure what to do other then buy another coilpack.
     

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  2. jcastello214

    jcastello214 Proven Member

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    Where did you get the PT and coil pack? If it's from the junkyard........
     
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  3. C'LO

    C'LO Supporting Member

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    I think you want to make sure all of your grounds are in good shape
     
  4. MooglyMoog

    MooglyMoog Probationary Member

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    There is probably a short in your electrical system causing a Higher amount of current to flow through your coil pack.

    You need to check your ground's as stated above but also check for shorts. This can be done with a short circuit test light. It's very easy to do.
     
  5. Brandon Gowey

    Brandon Gowey Probationary Member

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    How do you test the coil packs and power transistor because Im not getting any spark on 2or 3 but I’m getting spark on 1and 4 and I put new coil packs and power transistor and it still won’t start
     
  6. MooglyMoog

    MooglyMoog Probationary Member

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    you can arc the spark plugs to something in your engine bay to check for spark when you pull them with the coil pack.
     
  7. Bo0sTeD 4G63

    Bo0sTeD 4G63 Proven Member

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    Was the motor recently rebuilt? Did you swap out your cams?
     
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  8. motomattx

    motomattx Proven Member

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    You cant be burning out coil packs like that unless your applying more than 12v to them, you could connect them straight to the battery and not burn them out quickly unless for some reason they are staying alive all night after the key is off.
     
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  9. luv2rallye

    luv2rallye DSM Wiseman

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    If you're not getting spark on one pair, it's either the coil, PT, CAS , ECU, or wiring.
    How to test the ignition system components:
    http://www.dsmtuners.com/threads/st...ont-start-merged.437574/page-2#post-151265626
     
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  10. luv2rallye

    luv2rallye DSM Wiseman

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    Agree. Especially if you don't have the PT (and coils to a lesser degree) in their stock mounting brackets which provide high current grounds and heat sinking for their operation. The ground braid between the firewall and intake manifold is also needed for proper ignition but it often gets forgotten, broken, or has poor connection (dirty/corroded/not tight). And if the small filter (aka radio noise) capacitor has an intermittent short or is missing, that will seriously affect ignition.
     
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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

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