12-02-2012, 06:24 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
coil problem I think?
ok I got everything else working I believe in my 1.6 swap.
the engine turns and there is fuel to the rail.
main relay clicks when I turn the key.
but no start!
I tried to test for spark at the plug wire with a spark tester. and nothing at all.
so i pluged the tester into the wire coming from the coil and it is strange, as I turn the key and stare at the tester I see no spark, no matter how long I hold the key on. but then I noticed that when I stop cranking I get one big spark about 1 or 2 seconds after I release the key.
just so you all know, the only thing I have ever tested spark on before this was a lawnmower so I am not sure but I would think that I should see a continuing spark. am I wrong?
I have basically completely redone the wiring to find the problem and I still have the same issue.
I saw on a diagram something called a condenser, but I dont have it apparently.
and when I look it up online I get nothing except A/C condensers.
I dont even know what this thing is supposed to look like. is it like a relay or something?
I might have it in my pile of wires or in the sidekick still or maybe it is on the engine, anyone have a picture of this thing, I think it may be what is causing my problem. am I correct or this something that didnt come on my 94 sidekick.
I am soooooo close to having this project done finally and after 2 days just messing with this. I feel like a brick wall has been built in front of me.