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    Mn mopar Well-Known Member

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    Help i am not getting power to my ignition coil and cant find where the wires go or a diagram if someone could help that would be awesome, car is a 1980 dodge mirada thanks in advance!
     
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    I'd try jumping the ballast resister first.
     
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    Mn mopar Well-Known Member

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    That should be on the fire wall correct
     
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    Yes, back in the 80s I would just wrap a piece of bare copper wire around the terminals, if it started, I'd put a new resistor on(kept one in the glove box)
     
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    Does it seem like it wants to start, but wont keep running if you let the key off? Is it turning over?
     
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    I do have the diagrams for the wiring.
     
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    Mn mopar Well-Known Member

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    It turns over just no power/ spark
     
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    Could be coil, do you have a multimeter?
     
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    I do but the coil it self is not getting power thats why im stumped lol
     
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    I'll dig out the manual later and post pics of the diagram
     
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    Mn mopar Well-Known Member

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    Ok update, i have put brand new of the following, spark plugs wires cap rotor ignition coil balaster regulator, still no spark what else could it be?
     
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    Mn mopar Well-Known Member

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    I am also getting power to the coil now
     
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    Bad coil, bad pickup, bad ECU
     
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    Clean the ground at the ECU case

    or is that a LeanBurn?
     
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    Here are the FSM scans I made for the non-LeanBurn ignition setup. These should walk you through the troubleshooting if you have that older style ECU setup.

    ECU_Ignition_Troubleshooting_P1.jpg

    ECU_Ignition_Troubleshooting_P2.jpg

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    Thanks...but...I'm scratching my head a bit...the pics I uploaded were actually much bigger (so easier to read, more detail)...I see the stuff in the thread as having been sized down...not quite sure if there is a way to get at the originals as I'm not all that familiar with this particular forum software.
     
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    Mn mopar Well-Known Member

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    Yeah i should be able to save the pic and enlarge it where i need it
     
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