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We replaced the head gasket and broke the ignition coil

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we replaced the head gasket and broke the ignition coil ground wire. after replacing the ground wire the motor has no spark. any thoughts 2003 2.4l
JA: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? What size is your engine?
Customer: 2.4 litter
JA: What is the model of your '03 Hyundai?
Customer: sorry santa fe 5 dr
JA: Are you fixing your Santa Fe yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: myself, it ran fine before replacing the head gasket. had low compression in number 3 clylinder. replaced the timing belt also
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: maybe enlighten him or her I connected the ground wire directly to the motor. the ground wire had a resistor(read 250v) on the end of it originally. I cut it off because it broke. wondering if that fried something also?
Submitted: 24 days ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  Jake Cheek replied 24 days ago.

The ground had a resistor? And where did this ground go originally?

Expert:  Jake Cheek replied 24 days ago.

Here is a picture of the ground for the ignition coils. It should be connected to the body.

Expert:  Jake Cheek replied 24 days ago.

There should not be a resistor on the ground G01. Reroute to the location pictured. It could be that the wire that broke was not a ground wire.

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