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Username Post: '97 coil packs ??        (Topic#356164)
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Age: 65
Loc: Neenah, Wisconsin
Reg: 04-28-03
04-25-19 07:46 PM - Post#2765049    

Sorry guys, not a Chevy owner but, still have our '97 Buick LeSabre I have posted about in the past. I have a question here simply out of curiosity because I currently have an odd issue. Did ALL GM products for the era use the three coil packs in their V-6 models or, just Buick? I ask because, I have one I've replaced TWICE and will need to replace it again. This is due to the fact that out of the three, the 3/6 pack is arcing from the mounting bolt to the pack housing, which is suppose to be PLASTIC! This is causing the engine to really run like crap! It has well over 250,000 miles on it now and is due for a tune-up but, I don't want to spend that money if I can't get to the bottom of this arcing issue. The first pack was a BWD E51 from O'Reilley's for $38.99. It had/has a limited Lifetime Warranty so, I was comfortable with that. I took that back due to arcing. Tey replaced it with a Blue Streak DR39 for an even exchange as they no longer carry the BWD line. This one, I found arcs in the same spot even worse !!! Is there a chance this is due to "Made in China" plastic that potentially contains lead! I have to run ATM but will answer questions and reply later.

Old Chevies Never Die, They Just Rust Away .... used to believe this to be true but ... my S-10 died while rusting away!

'97 Buick LeSabre Custom
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05-27-19 08:20 AM - Post#2767173    
    In response to 83_Burbin

They used them in many of the 90s 4,6, and 8 cylinder engines.
The originals were most reliable.
Once replaced is when they like to repeatedly fail.
Do not buy aftermarket. I would buy a good oem used first.
Most all of my vehicles still have the original coil packs. If I do have a rare failure I go to the boneyard and pull a nice oem one.

Old School GM fan FOREVER


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