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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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help with start up and coil

So stupid me I left the ignition on in my finny for 2 hours. The ignition coil is just smoldering hot. Now here is the problem. I try to start it today for the hell of it and no go. I charged up the battery and it cranks over and I am gettin fuel. Did i burn out the ignition coil? Because there is fluid coming out of it. Smells like battery acid and the wire on top which connects to the distributor, took it out from the coil and it like soaked with whatever substance! Does it need replacement, is there a way to test it? help
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PrivMessage me I have a pile of good used cheap coils.

Do you have a volt /ohm meter ?

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It's junk. Replace it.
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