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|rob||mf65 with no spark, where do I start?
|doyle||place a volt meter on the input terminal of the coil. and ground ( engine block ) With the Key on
You should read 9-12 volts or higher.
If you get this reading, Disconnect the wire going to the Distributor. Then place your voltmeter on the coil terminal that you removed the wire going to the coil. you should get about the same reading. If not you proubly have a bad coil. If you buy a new coil, be careful some coils have the ballast resistor built in, and some do not. I am not sure which you will need.
If the coil checks out ok. you will need to check points and condencer. This all works with power supplied to the coil. the points close completing the circuit. The coil and condencer charge up. The points open and the condencer unloads back into the coil and the spark happens.
you can pull the center wire out of the distribtor cap and hole it close to the engine block and crank the starter and if everything ok a spark will happen. you can also pull the wire out of center of distributor, pull the distributor cap off, where you can close and open the points with a screwdriver, being careful not to charge ur self