Ignition System

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PRECAUTIONS IG-2

TROUBLESHOOTING IG-2

ELECTRONIC SPARK ADVANCE (ESA) IG-3

ON-VEHICLE INSPECTION IG-4

DISTRIBUTOR IG-8

PRECAUTIONS

1. Do not keep the ignition switch ON for more than 10 minutes if the engine will not start.

2. As some tachometers are not compatible with this ignition system, we recommended that you confirm the compatibility of your unit before using.

3. NEVER allow the ignition coil terminals to touch ground as It could result In damage to the igniter and/or ignition coi.

4. Do not disconnect the battery when the engine is running

5. Make sure that the igniter is properly grounded to the body.

6. When a tachometer Is connected to the system, conned the tachometer positive terminal to the service connector.

TROUBLESHOOTING

Problem

Possible cause

Remedy

Pag«

Engine will not start/

Ignition problems

Perform spark test

IG 4

Hard to start

• Ignition coil

Inspect coil

IG-7

(cranks ok)

• Igniter

• Distributor

Inspect distributor

IG-7

Spark plugs faulty

Inspect plugs

IG 5

Rough idle or stalls

Spark plugs faulty

Inspect plugs

IG-5

Incorrect ignition timing

Reset timing

IG-10

Ignition problems

Perform spark test

IG-4

♦ Ignition coil

Inspect coil

IG-7

• Igniter

• Distributor

Inspect distributor

IG-7

Engine hesitates/

Spark plugs faulty

Inspect plugs

IG-4

Poor acceleration

Incorrect ignition timing

Reset timing

IG-10

Muffler explosion

Incorrect ignition timing

Reset timing

IG-10

(after fire) all the time

Engine backfires

Incorrect ignition timing

Reset timing

IG-10

Poor gasoline mileage

Spark plugs faulty

Inspect plugs

IG-5

Incorrect ignition timing

Reset timing

IG-10

Engine overheats

Incorrect ignition timing

Reset timing

IG-10

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