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Gary, Pontiac Technician
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I have taken the ohm reading on my coils from 1988 Pontiac

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Hi Scott, I have taken the ohm reading on my coils from 1988 Pontiac Grand Am with 2.3 engine. The readings are 8.3 and 8.6 K's on the large port and 0.00 k on the small wires. What does this tell us? Thanks, Bobby
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Gary replied 2 years ago.

can you tell me the problem you are having ?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
My car was running on all 4 cyl and then it switched to 2 cyl. I lost power from not having it run on all 4 cyl. I changed plugs and tested the fuel injectors. Had the same problem. I pulled the distributor cap off and checked the coils for damage. No damage there. I took the whole assy to Auto Zone and had then test the ignition module. It tested bad so I'm waiting for the part to come in.
Expert:  Gary replied 2 years ago.

are you also replacing the housing ?

a very common problem to cause this type of issue

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I will just wait until the part comes in. Thanks, Bobby
Expert:  Gary replied 2 years ago.

ok let me know how it goes

Expert:  Gary replied 2 years ago.

how are you making out ?