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Greetings - are just about all auto ignition coils (1970s, 1980s) the same? Can I use any old 12v coil for my car? My car has a Ducillier coil, which seems to be very expensive. Would any 12v coil work? Thanks.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery lately?

It is definitely the coil.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

You really don't want to know, but it is a '78 Peugeot 104. I live in France.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, myself. When I ground the fat coil wire to the engine and crank, no spark jumps.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

And when I use a test light on the points side of the coil, it lights for two or three revolutions and then quits.

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Hi, My name is Jay

You cannot use just any coil. You will need a coil that has these specifications. You can purchase any coil that has these resistances.

Primary resistance .33 to .46 ohms

Secondary resistance 7,000 to 12,000 ohms

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