08-11-12 04:26 PM - Post#2258227
In response to frankthetank
A cable from B+ to coil+ could pin it down to an electric problem.
If this short-cut works, I would suspect switch at steering column if auto transmission, then by your decribtion " It seems ok when idling but once set in gear it'll run like crap for a few seconds then just die out." i would suspect that a minor movement at engine when auto engage, to cause a cable or connection to loose some current capacity, enought to make it not fire.
Generally, I think its a kind of borderline case, when the sum of resistance is to high, she aint going to ignite. Then, new plugs may work, or some wiggeling at cowl connection might work, or a new ignition switch.
My point is: B+ to coil+, might could pin it down, and, check the parts, B+ have to go thru to get to coil, at wiring diagram, able to download at top of this board. I would even suspect the cables itself if original or very old. While cranking, ignition current goes thru starter, and after she fires, thru a resistor at cowl. Bypassing the resistor could be a way to pin down the problem, but not solving it.
Edited by Sweed62 on 08-11-12 04:27 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.