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Volvo 740: does a 91 740 have points or crank sensor? my distributor

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does a 91 740 have points or crank sensor? my distributor is mounted on the back of the head. i am getting a weak spark at the plug end of plug wire. won't start but tries to.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 1 year ago.
Hi! I’m Juan and my goal is to help you solve your car issue.
The electronic ignition ECU controls primary windings of ignition coil using signals from fuel injection ECU based on crankshaft position, engine speed and vehicle speed. Turbo models use a Hall Effect sensor, located in distributor, to determine crankshaft position and engine speed.
A weak spark can be caused by a bad coil. To check primary winding resistance, disconnect the coil from the harness and place an Ohmmeter between the coil negative (-) and positive (+) terminals; normal readings should be 0.6 - 0.8 Ohms. To check secondary, place an Ohmmeter between the coil negative (-) terminal and the high tension tower terminal (where the coil wire goes); normal readings should be 6900 - 8500 Ohms.
Engine coolant temperature sensor is used by the engine computer to determine how much fuel the engine needs to start and run under different temperatures and conditions.
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