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Ignition Coil & Carb Issues


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#1 Bacon Rig

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 03:05 PM

A couple thousand ago I re-sealed my EA-82. Didn't do much good but since then it has run like crap. No idle, sparks around the ignition system. New plugs, wires, cap, rotor made no difference. I think I may have wired the coil backwards. Any ideas on which wire colors going to the + and -?
BTW, 1985 (built in '84) 4x4 wagon, 5-sp manual w/Hitachi.
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#2 Syonyk

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 03:40 PM

Um...

If you suspect it's backwards, couldn't you just swap the wires & see if it makes a difference?

What do you mean, "sparks around the ignition system"?

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#3 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 04:23 PM

since you said you did plugs and wires and cap, I would check to see if you have your wires on the correct cylinders.I know that would make it run like crap.

A couple thousand ago I re-sealed my EA-82. Didn't do much good but since then it has run like crap. No idle, sparks around the ignition system. New plugs, wires, cap, rotor made no difference. I think I may have wired the coil backwards. Any ideas on which wire colors going to the + and -?
BTW, 1985 (built in '84) 4x4 wagon, 5-sp manual w/Hitachi.
Thanks...



#4 Bacon Rig

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 05:17 PM

Sparks = lots o' blue lights under the hood.

I was going to switch the leads on the coil but read in another thread that improper wiring can kill the brain in the distributor.

By running like crap I mean that it won't idle unless I crank up the idle screw to 1,500 rpm.

I don't think that there is a relation and from what I have read on some of the threads it is most likely a loose/broke vaccuum line however I didn't find anything yet.

By the by, it sat in my back 40 for two years after my reseal job. Don't use non-Subaru gasket kits. Period.

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 06:26 PM

How old are the cap, wires, etc. Whyc condition is the dist in? .Dont by cheap wires, as they can cause lightning. Also are the wires properly routed?


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