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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit S 2dr HB Man

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door HB, Compact
21 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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October 13, 2013, 11:33 pm

Sibusiso Z
 

Question: why isnt there power coming from the coil to the distributor?

My golf mk1 2.0i 8v just cranks. it has no power coming from the coil. i tried changing the module and coil but still. it just cranks. theres no power thats going to the distributor. the time was set correctly. i even tried changing the plugs wires.


October 27, 2013, 7:28 am

Elizabeth K
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Start with the basics. On the primary (low voltage) circuit of the coil, with the key on, you should have power on one side (pos). On the other side (neg), while the engine is being cranked, you should have intermittent continuity to ground. It is best to test this with a test light hooked up to the positive terminal of the battery, the other end of the test light touching the neg primary coil terminal. When the engine is cranked, the test light will flash.

If you're not getting that, then the ignition module is not working properly. Make sure it is receiving power and ground. Reply back to this thread with results/questions.


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