92 camry 4cyl. ignition coil broken?

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Old 09 Jan 2006, 06:44 pm   #1 (permalink)
farmerboy
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Default 92 camry 4cyl. ignition coil broken?

Car was intermittently not starting and was hesitating on the highway.
Changed cap and rotor, plugs and wires. Repaired o-ring. Everything was
great until I was driving along, accelerating, and the car hesitated then
died. There was no spark. Checked components as the Haynes manual
suggested, and everything seems ok. The coil tests okay, but there is a
crack in the poly just above the high tension terminal. It seems as though
the spark has arced across and back into the coil. Ever heard of this? New
coil should be here tomorrow morning and will install.

I'm a little worried that the igniters or ECM could have become damaged.
Any thoughts? Will let you know how it turns out.



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Old 09 Jan 2006, 09:05 pm   #2 (permalink)
m Ransley
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Default Re: 92 camry 4cyl. ignition coil broken?

Camry coils are an issue alot have on old camrys, but usualy it is oil
leaking on them, if it is cracked its bad, hope for the best.

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Old 10 Jan 2006, 11:46 am   #3 (permalink)
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That fixed it. Replace the coil, car runs better than ever. FYI....coil
tested ok according to the book.



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Old 10 Jan 2006, 01:02 pm   #4 (permalink)
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"farmerboy" <gee@nordal@mts.net> wrote in message
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> That fixed it. Replace the coil, car runs better than ever. FYI....coil
> tested ok according to the book.


The coil may pass an ohm-meter test,..but spark leakage to ground (chassis
or body which is earth or ground) can rob the plugs of spark. Its often not
easy to find exactly which part of the spark system and distribution is
faulty. Replacing parts by process of elimination is often the only way.

Jason


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Old 10 Jan 2006, 04:57 pm   #5 (permalink)
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My boat coil tested ok, then one day I heard it poping, looked real
close and saw it arching, testing is deceptive.

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Old 11 Jan 2006, 08:05 am   #6 (permalink)
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"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> My boat coil tested ok, then one day I heard it poping, looked real
> close and saw it arching, testing is deceptive.


Exactly the point, Mark.

Jason


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Old 10 Feb 2006, 12:00 pm   #7 (permalink)
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yes, spark will always follow the path of least resistance. I was worried
the igniter could have possibly been fried as the spark was jumping back
into the coil. I didn't know whether it was going to the primary or
secondary side. Otherwise, great car. Very easy to work on so far.
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> "m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
> news:6024-43C43BC7-184@storefull-3135.bay.webtv.net...
> > My boat coil tested ok, then one day I heard it poping, looked real
> > close and saw it arching, testing is deceptive.

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> Exactly the point, Mark.
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> Jason
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